Adoption Journal – 17

Ok.  I can’t wait til tomorrow to post my last adoption journal entry because National Adoption Month ends today.  So, for your reading pleasure, here’s the last installment (for now) of Adoption Journal entries. . . .  It is dated June 1st, 2001.

SHE LIKES US!!!!  She wants to meet us!  She has pretty much chosen us but wants to meet us!

She has school-age children who don’t even know she was pregnant, and she wants to keep it that way.  We will go next week during the day while the kids are in school.  We will meet Miss C, the birthmom, and then go meet the baby in the hospital.

He gained a little weight so the doctors are optimistic and think they will possibly release him in 10 days!  And it is probable that he will come home with US at that time!  We have some work to do and some diapers to buy!!

Lord, if this is the one, then let it happen!  Thank you, Lord!!

And then, 3 days later is the very last (very short) entry:

The meeting is set.  We are going Thursday morning to Detroit to meet Miss C and then to meet Baby Boy Glenn!!

Well, as it ended up, we got a call the night before our planned meeting.  The agency informed us that the baby would be released from the hospital the next day and wondered if we wanted to bring him home.

Did we want to bring him home??!! Well, YEAH!!!!!

Oh, my.  We quickly (with the help of some very dear friends) bought diapers and some clothes and some formula.  And another friend came over and set up the crib!  We worked until late into the night, but we got it all done.

And the next day, on Thursday June 7, 2001 we drove the 2 hours to Detroit.

We met Miss C at the adoption agency and really liked her.  She was so sweet but so sad and so thankful.  Her main request was that we make sure the baby always knows that she loves him very much.  We did our best to assure her that we would love her baby forever and would take good care of him.  We tried to express our thankfulness and gratitude and humble spirit at being chosen to adopt her newborn. And in a very short 1/2 hour meeting we tried to find out as much stuff about her as possible, not knowing if we’d ever see her again:  She thought the movie Titanic was too long and ridiculous and stupid.  We laughed at her description of it!  She ate lots of spaghetti while she was pregnant.  It was her favorite food.  Her dad has diabetes. . . .

After saying goodbye to the very lady who carried and birthed our son-to-be, we went straight to the hospital – to the NICU – to meet our son.

He was tiny!!  He was very tiny!!!  We held him and rocked him and fed him a bottle.  We took photos of our new baby and of the nurses who had cared for him for 3 and a half weeks.  And then we dressed him. The preemie clothes we brought for him swallowed his little 4 pound body right up!  Then we waved goodbye to the nurses and the social worker and walked out with our precious baby boy, Zachary Aaron.

And that’s the nutshell version of our adoption story.  <sigh>  Love it!  Love it!



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jamie on December 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    I LOVE it too!! Your adoption story was truly an inspiration to me personally me when deciding on whether we should adopt or not. I remember when we finally decided, you were the first person I wanted to tell!

    Love you guys!


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