On Wednesday morning, I got a phone call from my husband at the office. I really hate it when he calls the office phone to tell me something, because in the past it has always been not great news. The last time, I remember him calling me there was to tell me that his grandmother had passed away.
When Sara came to get me and said my husband was on the phone, it was a LONG walk to the front of the building to my office.
I pick up the phone, expecting the worst, and my head is spinning because no one we know is ill…
“Hey, Ger!” he says.
Ok… He’s in a good mood, this can’t be bad. But he called on the office line, and he knows I hate that.
“I just got off of the phone with Katie; she said Claire wanted us to be called and notified.”
It takes me a second to place the names. Katie is the office manager at our adoption agency, and Claire is our social worker.
“We’re in the Outreach Program!”
Ohmygodohmygodohmygod! This is the news we’ve been waiting for. We have moved one step closer.
Our agency has a waiting list to get into the Outreach Program. Once we get into the Outreach Program, birth mothers will be shown our profile. We have been on the waiting list since February and were expecting around the beginning of July that we would get the call. When the call didn’t come, we had to force ourselves to remember that our having to wait longer meant another family was either having issues with a TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) or they had a failed adoption. So, although we were slightly disheartened, we have been trying our best to keep our spirits high.
The other thing we’ve been trying to brainstorm is how in the world we would go about finding our own birth mother without using the outreach program. We’ve told family, we’ve told friends, and we’ve used the blog and Facebook to make people aware that we are looking to adopt. Knowing that our baby will come to us in the right way at the right time, it really doesn’t matter if it is through the program or by word of mouth. We’ll be blessed regardless!
Thank you to all of our family and friends, and even a few strangers who have been praying for us and keeping us in their thoughts. We appreciate all of the support!