We were contacted this weekend by a birth grandmother! It's been a very exciting couple days...the baby was born three weeks ago and the mother is not able to care for her so they are exploring adoption. There are four grandparents in the picture who are all helping to care for the baby. We were going to meet the grandparents tonight, but I spoke with the grandmother last night and the birth mom is wavering on her decision to place the baby for adoption. We're going to check in with them again in a few weeks after the birth mom has had more of a chance to process through her decision of either parenting or adoption so who knows what might happen!
It's been a wild couple days to say the least! Not only did it come out of the blue (which I guess is just the way it goes with adoption...) but the baby is already here which is also completely different than what we had been thinking about. I never spoke with the birth mother but the grandmother was great and it was a good experience.
Who knows what might come of this, but I can tell you this:
It's been fun and exciting! It feels good that someone chose us out of all the people who are listed through our agency, it was also a great reminder that we ARE indeed ready and excited to be parents. And most importantly it showed me how important it is to just be yourself. You make true connections with people when you come from the heart.
Stay tuned for an update in a couple weeks!