Yes it is certain it is TWINS. I have had more emails, comments, text messages,phone calls from friends, family, people I dont even know with congrats, we are praying for you and just questions.

Im honestly just in awe of what God has put in our path for adoption. Never in my dreams would I be thinking that our journey to adoption would be TWINS (I keep saying this over and over in my mind I just cant believe it). I feel like we are living in this dream world and that Im going to wake up from this dream. I know that God lead us to this situation and it was in his plan. God made us experience more sadness and depression than I would wish on my worst enemy but he knew that we had to experience it so that when our perfect match came along we would be so over the moon excited and it would be that much more special!

So all the details that everyone is waiting for...
Yesterday Chad was overtalking to a distance co-worker that worked in the main office of the district. Well it came up that we were adopting and she said that her sister had just been contacted about a possible situation but she wasnt interested because they just couldnt afford it. Her sister and family were trying to find a match and she pretty much knew that whoever they recommended she would chose.

Well co-worker's mom calls BM and says she is very interested and wanted our number to talk to us. Well Chad talked to her, we talked to her several times. She said to us she wanted us to have her babies (still cant get it out of my head..not one but two!) as long as we dont homeschool them (of course we are both work in public school that are very good).

Then one thing lead to another and we were talking attorney so she could have peace of mind about us not leaving her (oh if she only knew 1000%+) but she wanted a guarantee. We are in the process of getting everything signed and all legalities now with everything.

Quick details:
-Birthmother is due April 7-8, 2010 so she is about 8 wks along
-she lives 3 hrs from us
-she is 17 yrs old
-doesnt have much to do with parents, especially mother. She found out recently that her dad has been diagnosed with cancer and has been given a year to live.
-she will be 18 Nov. 26
-this is her SECOND, yes SECOND set of twins, first was at the age of 15
-first set were two girls
-birthfather wants to have nothing to do with the babies, he moved to CA and has given her all rights (different father from the 1st set)
-found an attorney and we are in the process of drawing up a contract and getting lots of legal help
-she wants 100% private adoption with pictures occasionally of the children
-will meet with her in the next week or so, probably will be through the week since she works most weekends and we will hopefully have all contracts drawn up
-she has an ultrasound on Thursday and has invited us to come along, not sure if we will or not.
-found out that you can legally in MS have a contract before the birth but she can of course still change her mind up until 10 days after birth
-my parents who if you remember didnt like the idea of our adoption have somehow now turned to the really excited cant wait stage
. My mom has asked so many times already so when do we get to go shopping. Never did I
think I would hear that from my mom quite frankly.
-we will not do anything nurserywise until we find out what it is (about 8-10 weeks)
-she has spoken with her father about things and he is supportive of it
-timing could not be any more perfect-I can take the remainder of the year off (6-8 wks depending on when they are born) and then the rest of the summer. Then we will probably do half daycare/half parents which they would be around 4 mths old.

A great verse to carry us through this long 7 mths. I know that God led us to this mother for a reason, it was not an accident by any means. If its in his will it will work out

2 Chronicles 20:15
Thus says the LORD to you, 'Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but Gods.


Jen said...

i still can't get over it! this is amazing! i'm praying everything continues to go as smoothly as it has already! and being that she's done this once already, i'm guessing she won't be backing out. praise the Lord, amber! this is wonderful!!!!

Mandy Jo said...

:) I am so glad you posted details!! How awesome is this! TWINS TWINS TWINS:):):)

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I loved reading all the details!!! Praying for ya,ll.. the BM.. And your Twins:)

Keep us posted

God is amazing!!!

Caroline said...

I am so thrilled for you. Isn't it amazing news! x

G & H said...

Wow Amber I was waiting for those details! I wanna email yu and ask you some more questions but know you are probably overwhelmed with calls emails comemnts etc! So I will wait but we're so happy for you!!!

Breen said...

I am still in awe. This is so wonderful. It's amazing how God works. You are in my prayers and I'm so excited for your journey.

Kellie said...

Sounds like things are moving forward, and that's great news!

Megan said...

So so awesome!! Again, SO excited for you!! Thanks for sharing all those details!

(and wow! second set of twins? at 17? crazy!)

Aly said...

Congrats!! I found your blog through a friend of a friend in the blog world. I hope you don't mind me commenting. My sister adopted both of her children through word of mouth adoption. She SWEARS that if you let enough people know you want to adopt it WILL happen. I can wait to hear more about your journey as the days go by. Those little babies are going to be so loved. :)

Christy said...

OMG-this is fantastic! what a change of events!!! soooo exciting!!!

Chrissy said...

YEEEEAH! I love hearing all the details. That is a perfect time for the babies to be born when you are a teacher. Having 5 months off with Addison has been awesome.

You should definitely go to the ultrasound! Those first pictures of your babies are too precious to miss.

Hillary said...

I'm so happy for you!

Leah said...

I am so happy for you. It's so amazing how things work out! Thinking of you.

Rosie said...

I have chills I'm so happy for you :) I can't wait to read all of your updates. And I'm glad your mom has come around too! It's always nice to have support from your family.

Angela said...

How amazing for you both...and what a blessing that your parents have "come around". My prayers to you.

Kelli (from BOLU) said...

Congratulations, Amber! :) I am so excited for you both. What an amazing journey and there is still more to come. Great news.

sarah m said...

I can't believe this is her 2nd set of crazy!?!? That is good for y'all least she's already been through a placement. I really think that would help. Have fun shopping!! :)

E said...

How exciting!! Congratulations on the match...twins, wow! I could relate to your mention about your parents....mine are supportive, but not over the moon. I think it's mainly because the concept of adoption is so foreign to them. I'm hoping that it will change once we are actually matched (and I believe they will). It's great that your parents are so excited!