My partner and I dreamed of having a family for a long time. I couldn’t seem to get pregnant. We explored what seemed to be every avenue and I had just about lost hope. We had decided that adoption was the way that we wanted to go but were afraid that either the powers that be would keep it from happening or that we would never be chosen by a birth mother.
The wait wasn’t easy. Honestly, it seemed like forever. The team at the AdoptHelp reassured us repeatedly that it would happen when the match was right. When we talked to Erin, (who would become our Birth Mother) we liked her instantly. It seemed that what they told us was true. When it was right, we’d know it. We had counseling from the center. They suggested that we contact Erin during the waiting period just before the baby was to be born. It was then that we had a chance to talk to our birth grandmother, Mary. There were laughs, tears and reassurances shared. Although our families are far apart and different from each other, we felt a special bond develop with Erin and her mother. When we met them in the hospital on the day that Emma was born it was strangely comfortable to be with the family that made ours complete. The funny thing is, that long, long waiting period before our beautiful daughter was in our arms was only about 9 months.
It’s been almost four months since she was born and our eyes still fill with tears of joy when we look into hers. We have never been happier.
Leslie and Alicia