Working on our profile

We are nearing the end of our paperwork. At least I hope. 🙂 Tomorrow we mail out a packet which will retain us with Kirsh & Kirsh. Hallelujah! The final thing we need to work on is our letter to the birth mom which will include our family profile. Our goal is to have it done by the end of next week. This profile will be looked at by birth moms and they will use our profile to select us to be parents to their child. We feel like it’s our most important document that we have worked on so far. I started writing it awhile ago, bits and pieces here and there. But, I struggle. What do you say to a woman who is choosing to give you the greatest gift? A gift of sacrifice and love? Needless to say my heart is heavy. Last week I googled birthmom blogs. I was curious about them and was hoping that some kept a blog so I could get a small glimpse of their emotions. What I found were women who were raw; healing; and those who would forever process the decision to give part of themselves away. I found myself coming to terms with my own ignorance of the day our baby will be born and we are handed him/her. It will be our greatest joy to hold them, yet there will be a woman leaving the hospital empty handed and with an empty heart. I had never really thought about it until just a few weeks ago. We go home with a family yet she goes home with grief and pain. The Lord continues to lay on my heart how much she needs our prayers. Not just during her pregnancy but for a lifetime afterwards. Oh, how I pray that through this storm, she will find Jesus. The ultimate Healer. Comforter. Father. I have no idea where God is leading us, but I do know our birth mom will be just as much a gift as our baby. We will be gaining 2 people in our family not just 1. Will you join us in praying for her? We continue to meditate on our verse for 2012: “Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act.” Psalm 37:7 We pray you are having a wonderful summer so far. We are having a blast:) XOXO

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2 thoughts on “Working on our profile

  1. Oh Colleen… The hardest cries I have cried were for Sierra's birth mom. I didn't give her much thought until I read a book which really opened my eyes to her courage… her heartache… her love. I wondered about her fears, her regrets, her thoughts. I imagine she's quite beautiful because my daughter is lovely. Yes, I stand with you praying for these heros. Let's stand strong, intercede and pray them into God's presence. I love you!

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  2. Hi, I saw your post on the BCS fb page and thought I would drop by. I can't wait to read more of your blog. I wanted to comment on this post because when my husband and I adopted our daughter in April of last year, I had no idea the pain I would feel for her birthmother. It really was something I was unprepared for. It honestly took me a long time to work through my feelings and I still hurt for her. Thankfully we have an open relationship with her and are able to stay in contact and encourage her. Adoption is truly a beautiful, amazing gift and birthmothers are some of the most courageous people on earth.

    Ashley
    http://www.weareexpectingmiracles.blogspot.com

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