Some of you already know, but a couple of weeks ago we got a call about a girl in Indiana who is pregnant with TWIN boys. I haven't blogged about this one because it gets harder and harder to type it out and then be disappointed. We REALLY need your prayers, though!! This is still almost unbelievable to me. The birth mom, Jessica, is due with twin boys in March. She wants an open adoption, meaning pictures, emails, phone calls, and possibly meeting us. Her biggest priority is that the family go to a non-denominational Christian church. We do!! And are you ready for this? SHE IS A SINGER!! Obviously, music is very important to her so the fact that we are musical is icing on the cake! We have a letter to the birth mom in our profile, but I wrote her a specific letter so that she would know all the things we do to encourage music. Of course, I told her that we would in no way be disappointed if the boys weren't musical at all, but I know it means a lot to her to know that we will be very supportive if they are.
So...I just got off the phone with the adoption agency. We are the ONLY family that she is willing to consider! The problem is, her father wants her to parent. He works the night shift. Jessica has a 7 year old brother that she is having to raise, and her mother is deceased. She's only 17, and she is auditioning for Juilliard in New York. Raising 2 babies would be so difficult for her, and she would definitely not get into Juilliard. There are some other things in this story that I really don't want to share, but it would be terrible for the boys to grow up in that family. PLEASE, PLEASE pray that Jessica's father will change his mind. Since she's 17, he may have the right to get the boys himself. I'm not sure. They aren't speaking right now, but they are supposed to go to church together on Sunday. Since she's not due until March, this may be a roller coaster ride for us until then. Just keep us in your prayers!! I guess we'll have to have two puzzles now so buy some pieces if you haven't already! :)
Also, pray for us this afternoon. The social worker doing our home study is making the actual "home" visit at 2:30. Our house has never been so clean! She's really coming to make sure it's safe and to meet Hudson, though. I hope she's ready for a concert! I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks for keeping up with our journey!
Praying Without Ceasing,