Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ring Dammit

If anyone is still reading this poor, forsaken blog, I will be amazed. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Let me outline this for you dear interweb machine. We entered the adoption pool at the end of October. It is now July (or will be in a couple hours). THAT'S 8 LONG MONTHS WITH NARY A SINGLE CALL!

"But Lori," you say, "isn't the average wait around 10 months."

Excellent point.

"Haven't placements been slow in general lately?"

Yes, they have. Another good point.

"And shouldn't your focus be on the right match, not the quickest match?"

Enough already. Nobody likes a know-it-all.

I want the right match, really I do. We want a life-long relationship with a birthfamily as much as we want a baby. But may I point out however that this wait has been nearly twice as long as the wait for both Ian and Lillian COMBINED?! So forgive me if common sense has taken a back seat right now as I battle through all of the unknowns.

I'm tossing out a humble prayer request to anyone who is still reading. Will you join me in praying that the right birthfamily and the right baby would come into our family at the right time? And in the meanwhile, grant me patience as I wait. I'm thankful Relay is a week away, work is keeping me busy and Ian keeps me running and laughing all at the same time.


Christie July 1, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

My thoughts are with you and your family and I'm sending happy adoption vibes in your direction.

Megan July 1, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

I'll toss in my good thoughts, too! Lots of 'em.

Anonymous July 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

Hi Lori, Laura Matteson here. I truly know how you feel. It took almost 2 years before we were matched and then adopted Caleb(at birth) and then only 19 days from the time we found out about McKenna until she was born. You never can tell when that phone call will come that changes your life forever but what I am sure of is that the baby that is supposed to be yours is out there. God just hasn't placed him/her in your arms yet. When He does, you will instantly know what all the waiting was for.....Good luck..I hope that call comes SOON!!!Laura

Beth July 2, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Praying, praying and praying some more. Hoping the phone rings soon for you!!!

sarah8_24 July 7, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

We are praying for you over here too! We know that the right match will come at the right time, but here's praying that it happens soon.

Jennifer August 31, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

Praying for you sweet friend! That is going to be one lucky baby and birth family once they make the call.

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