So, I know a lot of you have been wondering what we have found out. As with most things with state adoptions/fostering it is very slow going to find out any information. I found out that the court date was yesterday, only because I called. And then I’ve been calling all day to find out what is going on. The response I finally received was, nothing has changed (whatever that means.) Apparently they still have to try to find relatives, the judge has to see that they made reasonable efforts to find someone blood related to our child. Ahhhh….Ugghhhh…Whatever. I was informed that they are allowed to terminate rights now after only 12 months.
So strange it was today when I did receive a call that Big Brother E is ready to be adopted!!! I believe all those prayers for our family helped. We were so worried it would be next year before we’d hear anything. I’m such a worrier and I get it honest, it’s in my blood. That has to be the hardest/strangest/most stressful part. Waiting. Waiting. And more waiting. Not knowing if these kids, that you are giving your heart and soul to everyday, will be yours. It’s like you are sitting on the edge of your seat bouncing up and down for months waiting to find out if you can stand up in your seat or if you’re going to fall off.
I wanted to share with you Elijah’s middle name we picked out. I feel comfortable sharing his name, now that he is ours. I mean there is more paperwork and an adoption homestudy/interview that we will do next week, plus more waiting, 🙂 but we are it. We are his family. We don’t have to fight anyone else anymore. We are soooo happy! Our first son. Anyways we picked the name Embry for his middle name. We had a strong, faithful, Christian friend whose last name was Embry. He was taken at a early age from this life, but he did so much for the Lord. He served as an elder in the Lord’s church at the first congregation Jeff and I ever worked with. We went through 100’s of names and Embry is the one we both agreed was it. We knew immediately. The perfect fit. I know ya’ll must think we are obsessed with the letter E. I’ve always said I wouldn’t name all my kids the same letter (I’m the oldest of 4 M’s), but sometimes names just come to you and you know that’s who your kid is. Who knows maybe in the future we will have a little girl E, or W, or C….
Once we find out about how long it will take for us to get our court date to make everything final for Elijah, we will throw him a big ‘ole party! A huge adoption party! It will be great. I’m so excited for him and for us.
….I gotta start planning….
Elijah Embry. That’s our boy!