Sunday, February 26, 2006

CHANCE ENCOUNTER? at church I was talking to someone about the benefits of infertility (specifically, not having to worry about what kind of medicine you take "in case you might be pregnant"). And someone else overheard our conversation. K asked me if we were adopting, and I explained that we are foster parents, hoping to adopt at some point. He said that while he was at his lawyer's office yesterday, he saw a couple that was adopting. And he said, "maybe that wasn't a coincidence."

Well, what he meant was that this young couple was looking for someone to ADOPT their child. She is eight months pregnant. And K offered to drive them home, so he got to hear a little of their story. They seemed to be interested in the fact that he is a Christian, and told him that they are hoping for a somewhat open adoption and haven't yet chosen parents. Hmmmm.....

Anyway, K asked if we could give him some information to pass on to his lawyer. So my husband and I sat down and wrote up a quick sheet explaining our situation. And we threw in a picture of the three of us from Christmas. I know better than to get my hopes up. How many stories have you heard like this that haven't gone through or where the parents have decided at the last minute to keep their child? If it's meant to be, it will be. Otherwise, we'll just keep on forging along with foster care. But if it IS meant to be...then what a cool God story this would make! I'll keep you posted of whatever progress there is to report (of course!). One of these days, we'll get "our" kid--God knows what He's doing!