Monday, May 30, 2011

Meeting the Birth Parents

I know some of you are dying to hear how it went. Thank you to all those who prayed! It went REALLY well. We have heard that they really liked us and had nothing but GOOD things to say about us. Now we have to do a little more waiting. It may take them a couple days to finalize their decision. Paul and I feel really good about it all. We really liked the couple and were amazed at how open our hearts were for the parents. If they decide to go forward with us we will probably get together with them more and I might even get to go to a sonogram with her!! This would also mean that we would most likely need to come up with the 4-5K by the end of the week!! Please consider helping us achieve this to help this sweet baby!

Friday, May 27, 2011

We got an answer....

So tonight we finally got the call we have been waiting for....did the birth parents pick us? They separately looked at the 4 families and each picked their top 2, then came together to see what matched up, and OUR profile was the one they had both chosen!!!!! We will meet with them on Monday before they make their final decision. So, we need lots of prayers!!! Also, we need some one to watch the kids Monday morning from 10:45 for an hour or two while we go to the meeting. This means that by the end of next week we can be "matched" and have a baby beginning of August!! However, this also means that we have to come up with $4,000 by the end of next week!!! I don't know how, but I am trusting God to provide because, we surly don't have that kind of money!! This is happening all so fast and is very exciting, but I am constantly handing it over to God, because we can't do this with out him! If you would like to help, there are links to several different ways you can do so. Thank you for your continued support on our whirlwind journey to adopt!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Still Waiting....

I got an e-mail this afternoon letting me know that the birth mom took 4 family profiles home to show the birth father to get his opinion. She was happy with all 4 options. We may or may not know her decision by tonight. Please continue to pray for God's perfect will for this baby and what family he/she gets placed with. I'm sure all the other families are amazing too and just want God's will even if that means that we have to continue to wait to be matched with "our" baby! Please also pray for the birth mom as I can not imagine trying to make this decision! I will let you all know as soon as I find out her decision for us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Exciting News

Today I got a call about a birth mom. They are going to look at our profile Thursday!! We don't know if it's a boy or girl and she is due August 6th. Please pray for God's WILL! Keep tuned......I will post more when we know on Thursday!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Home Study Ready

We are so excited to be home study ready!! Now, the hard part.......waiting. At any time we could be picked by a birth mom to parent their child/children. It could be any day or months down the road. It's all in God's hands! I'm so ready to hold "my" baby!! I have started inducing lactation so I can have the joy and bonding of nursing. We also need to continue to fund raise! We will have to pay a large sum of money when we are matched and then again when we get the baby. We need to raise upwards of $10,000-15,000. Thank you to all that have supported us financially and/or with your prayers!! If you would like to help us with our journey of adoption you can find several links to the right of the blog of ways you can help!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Well, we should be home study ready Thursday!!! So, so excited!! Since we are getting potentially close to getting our sweet baby we sat down and decided on baby names. We are aiming for a girl, but we are still open if God decides to give us a boy or even twins. So the names are........

Erin (Peace) Isabella (God is my Oath)

Jonathan (God has Given) Mark (Warlike)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Praise The Lord!!!

We have reached our goal and our need has been met for this step!! Thank you all for giving!! Every little bit makes a difference and blesses us and our baby-to-be. Please continue to pray for us as we go further on this journey. I will keep updating this blog. Stay tuned. The Lord is Good. I can't believe it. After being beat down so harsh by the enemy, but continuing to give it over to the Lord, he came through for us and our journey to adopt. It's hard to believe! I know he can, and does, but sometimes it's hard to think he will for "me". But hold on and keep believing. Jesus Loves you and he does know best! Also, if you feel led or would like to still give, there will be much more need down the road! God isn't finished yet! I can't wait to hold this precious baby that he is giving us!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Can you spare $1.75?!? If each of my Facebook friends give just $1.75 we will have what we need to be home study ready! We need this money by Thursday!!!! Can you help?!? If so, please click the donate link on the right of the blog! Or if you don't have PayPal Message me how much you pledge and I can give you my address where you can send a check. Feel free to give more if you'd like. There will be more payments due later down the line and all donations will go strictly to adoption costs!! Thank you to all who give to our amazing journey to adopt and give a wonderful baby a loving home! If you can't give financially, we would really appreciate your prayers!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


We have been going through quite a bit lately. I believe that a lot of it is an attack of the enemy because we are doing God's work. Our family has been sick for months now. We had a stomach bug, then the flu, then strep, then nasty colds, and now our youngest has a massive ear infection and breathing problems. Not only has this all been taxing physically, but financially as well. We've also been in a car accident. No one was hurt, but our car was damaged. Thankfully we had insurance and it's covered, but still emotional and a hassle. The enemy has been attacking my husband and I as well. We have fought more in the last couple months than in our entire marriage. We would really appreciate any prayers to cover our family as we continue with our adoption. We are not going to let the enemy win and are relying on God to carry us through. Trials will only make us stronger in the end. Also, we are still in NEED of $512 by THURSDAY!!