The month my baby boy (Murphy) was born, Shaun and Laura signed on with me. My little family was in Florida waiting for our sweet boy through adoption to be released from the hospital and they were starting the journey towards their child through adoption.
Over the next few months Laura and Shaun worked on getting their home study done and before we all knew it, it was time for them to start presenting toward the end of February 2016. Over the next several months potential adoption situation came and went, but just weren’t the right fit.
Fro wha tI have seen families always struggle with passing on a situation or not being chosen. The thing I always remind my families of is that your “no” is leaving an open space for someone else to say “yes” and that “yes” might have lead to the building of a family. When your “yes” comes, it will be because that IS your child and God is telling other families it is a “no” for their family.
We can mess up a lot of things, but God doesn’t. He knows the very curve of our babies face. He knows the color of their skin and what beautiful mama is bringing them to us. He makes NO mistakes. HE was made for this, we were made to accept the goodness of His gifts. In June one of the Christian Adoption Consultants agencies posted a new situation that caught Laura’s eye. We looked over it together and they were excited to present.
From the very beginning there was a special connection to this mama. She is from Haiti and Laura and Shaun were supposed to be in Haiti for a mission trip on the baby’s due date. Shaun and Laura wrote a beautiful letter expressing their gratitude to this mama just for considering them.
SHE L.O.V.E.D. them. She loved the connection about Haiti as well. THEY WERE MATCHED!
Just a VERY few short weeks later they got a call that she was in labor and they jumped on a flight to be there ASAP!
When it came to naming him, both the expectant mom and Laura and Shaun had a name that was special to them. I always tell my families it is okay to have a name. For us women, I feel like this is something we start thinking of at 12 years old. BUT, it is important to ask the expectant mom if she also had a name that is important to her. To be able to name the baby together is so beautiful. It can be scary voicing your thoughts on the name, but it really is okay when done respectfully and with an open heart.
Laura freaked when the expectant mom said her name for his was Isaiah.
The name they chose for this sweet baby boy was also Isaiah.
God always knows, friends. Not a stone goes unturned, not a detailed left unplanned when it comes to us. HE lays out the red carpet for his children and that is exactly what He did here as well.
Isiah, Laura and Shaun are back home and enjoying life as a family of THREE.
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