We (Brett and I) haven’t really discussed what parts of our adoption journey we will share publically from here out. So, well…Brett doesn’t know I am going to share what I am going to share. Read between the lines…I could be in the dog house for this one…or not.
But, if one of the reasons people chose not to adopt is because of the “unknown” about the process then maybe sharing the ups and downs of said unknowns will shed some light on that fear – allowing others to say YES to adoption. (Hello, run-on sentence!) Though I suppose it could have the opposite consequence and scare people off….but I have never been one to buy into the “ignorance is bliss” campaign
So what will we share? What should we share? Are there things we shouldn’t share? I don’t know the answers to all of that. But my gut says share…be vulnerable.
All that to say, when the time comes, out of respect and love, we won’t be divulging information about the birth parents. I’m guessing you get this.
The thing, from what I have read and heard from friends, is that from here out adoption is a risk. We are putting our hearts our emotions on the line. We could potentially emotionally invest in, prepare for and hope for a babe that will ultimately not be ours. It’s the way it is.
Birth mom’s change their minds all the time.
So, while the previous blog suggested that we are likely at the bottom of the pile with our agency, it seems that maybe that isn’t so much the case. Meaning….our profile (among others) is being presented to a birthmother TODAY!
Reality is setting in folks!
If you think of it keep this birth mom an every birth-parent out there in your prayers today.