When Stella was about two, we decided to adopt again. And then we waited. We waited a year before we were selected by a birthmother who was pregnant with a baby girl. We were cautiously optimistic, definitely more unsure of the situation this time around. But, we still planned to add a new baby girl to our family. As you know, we didn't get that baby girl. The birthmother changed her mind when the baby was born. So, I packed up the little hospital outfit we had purchased, and we started over.
So, here we are two years later, waiting again. Our very first caseworker told us to use social media to let everyone know we are hoping to adopt. We didn't do that this time, though…because, well, no one wants to feel vulnerable. In front of people. And even though your loved ones have your best interest at heart, it's sometimes hard to give the same answer over and over to their questions: No. There's no news to report. No baby. But, I've come to realize that even if there's the slightest chance that there's someone out there who knows someone who knows someone, feeling a little bit vulnerable is totally worth it.
We couldn't be more grateful for the life we have been given and the blessings that we have received. We love our little Stella so much, and even if things don't turn out the way we want, we will always focus on what we have rather that on what we want. If you could please share our adoption profile on your social media and get the word out, we will be forever grateful. Thank you for your help. Here is our profile.
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