Monday, July 12, 2010


Jay & I took foster classes back in the spring. We went through 10 classes educating us on the foster system and preparing us on how to care for foster children. After we finished the classes we put the accompanying paperwork on hold because we wanted to try again to conceive and knew that being pregnant and attempting to adopt at the same time wouldn't be good for us.

As most of you know, my fourth pregnancy ended at the end of May. I was about 7 weeks along when we lost that little heartbeat and our baby went to heaven.

Now we've been given the green light to move forward with fostering. We have most of our paperwork completed and anticipate being approved within 2-3 months if everything goes as planned.

I know that a lot of people think negatively about the foster system. But I have 2 nieces that were adopted through foster care. One of them was even brought home by my sister from the hospital. We love those girls so much, and our family would not be complete without them.

We know that our baby is out there somewhere. And we're trusting God to lead us to him or her... whether it be through pregnancy or adoption or both. Yes, both would be lovely, God!!! :)

In the meantime, I'm still not sure if I'm ready to see that recurrent pregnancy specialist in Memphis. It's still there in the back of my mind. I think I'll be ready to someday, just not right now.

Trusting in the Lord & hoping y'all are doing well!!


Dan & Hillary said...

I know it isn't an easy journey you're about to embark on but I know God loves those children in the foster system especially, since most of them are fatherless and God is the Father of the fatherless. Prayers for strength for you on this journey.

May God also bless you with a child if you so desire, in the future. He gives us dreams and desires for a reason:-)

If I'm ever out your way again, it would be fun to meet up:-)

Stacey said...

Wishing you all the best as you start this new adventure! I think it's very special that your family has been touched by fostering and now you wish to continue with it in your own home. I know that the Lord will bless you as you seek to care for these children.
I won't stop praying that He will also give you a child or children through pregnancy as well. Also praying that you'll have peace about when the timing may be right to pursue seeing the specialist.

Birdie said...

Thank you so much for the positive comments about fostering. I appreciate you girls so much!!!

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