Are you ready for the last bit of getting Baby Delight??
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After the biological parent asked me to be in the delivery room with her, we knew we had to make it to where she was in time! We had about a 16-17 hour drive to get there, so we needed to plan in advance. Plus, planning for someone to go into labor is not easy!
We decided to leave a couple days before she was due to give us a buffer to get there. I don’t know how I got through work the day that we left. It was such a blur!
Thankfully, I had a great travel buddy…
(he’s not mad…he’s on the phone with work!)
and gorgeous scenery!
We were able to break up our drive by staying with Linz and Jonny to and from getting Baby D. They are such sweet friends of ours and huge blessings to us!
Once we got to where the birth parent was, we were able to go out to eat with her and get to know her a little bit before Baby D arrived. I won’t go into details of his birth or anything to protect her and him, but I will say that it was the most amazing thing ever.
The fact that I got to see my son being born, be the first person to hold him, and to be his first contact to the “real world” was amazing and something that I will cherish forever.
Most adoptions are not this way. We were matched with a very sweet and very caring birth parent. She wanted me there, and wanted me to be able to experience something that I may never be able to experience on my own.
Once Baby Delight was born, we had to wait two days to get custody of him. Once that happened, we were legally the caregivers for him! That was such a surreal experience.
All his nurses and the staff at the hospital were amazing and so supportive and sensitive to the adoption experience. In fact, I made friends with a couple of the nurses. One of which I hope I never lose contact with! She was such a breath of fresh air when you are sitting in the hospital.
We had to spend some extra time in the hospital with Baby D because they were monitoring him, but everything turned out completely normal! During that time, we got to stay in the Ronald McDonald house. I’ll talk more about that later!
As we drove home with Baby D, we both couldn’t stop grinning and thinking about the fact that we are now parents to a sweet baby boy!
I can’t wait to see what kind of man he grows up to be! — just not anytime soon! I’m having a hard time thinking he will be 1 month old on Thursday!
What is very exciting about our adoption is that we get to finalize our adoption 30 days after we got custody! So, here very soon we should get to finalize!
Most adoptions are not this quick, so we feel very blessed. We give all the praise and glory to God for working all this out. For me, it is impossible to see how our situation played out and to chalk it up to a good agency or to chance. There are so many things that could and should have gone wrong. I can so clearly see God’s hand in every bit of bringing Baby Delight to us.
I may not have birthed him, but he is and will forever be my son. I love him just as if I had carried him for 9 months myself. I can’t imagine my life without him, and I’m forever changed by this sweet boy. He is the son that God intended for us to have!