This isn't the update I was hoping to give... We heard from our social worker last night that the birth mother has changed her mind, and has backed out of the adoption plan. We're disappointed. It's an odd feeling, mourning something that was never ours; more like mourning the idea of something, and dreading having to go through this process again. We've definitely hit a low valley on the roller coaster ride, but we will continue to trust that the Lord does indeed work everything together for good, even when it is hard to see how, we continue to trust that He will.
We appreciate your continued prayers for us, as well as this young woman who will be a new mother in less than 2 weeks. Adoption is not easy. It takes a lot of vulnerability. It can bring so much joy, but there are times where there is a lot of pain. But, God continues to be good, all of the time.
"...The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21