We were planning to put our adoption papers back in as soon as our 1 year mark hit because that's the required wait. I had always felt that our next one would be close in age to Ciara. Well, 1 year to the day we finalized Ciara's adoption was when our son's birthmother, Sara, first contacted us. We couldn't have been approved any sooner if we tried! We ended up meeting in person at her parents house for a BBQ on Memorial Day and found out she was due end of JULY! It was amazing. We met her and her family and we loved them, even if she wasn't planning to place with us. By the end of the evening she told us she did in fact want to place with us. It was kinda surreal. She had just graduated highschool. We prayed every day that she would continue to have this amazing strength at such a young age and that her decision would be best for her, the birthfather and her baby.
|Cousins born within 5 weeks of each other :) Our Jared is on the left.|