Yet Another Adoption Update {But Still Thankful}

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We got a call from our adoption lawyer.
At this point in the game...usually not a great sign.

I missed the call with the lawyer {because I'm horrible with my phone}, but got back with him as soon as I noticed he had called.

The birth father was served papers to terminate his rights and he has decided to take action...meaning he doesn't want the adoption to happen.  

To be honest, I don't know exactly what that means...our lawyer explained it to me the best he could, but every situation is so different that he doesn't know all of the details either.

I don't know if this article is legit, but it made things a little more clear to me...I think.

So, again, we will wait.  

We will continue to be matched with this birthmom and give her support until our lawyer tells us otherwise.

Please, please, please pray for the birthmom.  She had no idea that the birthfather would show any interest. Her plan since she found out she was pregnant was adoption.  Now that plan may change and she will be raising this precious baby.  

God knows the plan for this baby and I will trust in His plan...regardless of the outcome.

I'm thankful that this is happening now instead of after the baby has been born.

I'm thankful for the adoption process and how it forces me to cling to God and His sovereignty.

I'm thankful for my husband who is the best person I could pick to walk this adoption journey with.

And I'm thankful for that sweet little boy in all of these pictures who has made me one happy mama.

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut



  1. Abby, I am praying for you. Sometimes it is so hard to be thankful even when there is SO MUCH to be thankful for! Keep on clinging to Jesus & I will be praying for your family & the birthmom & precious baby.

  2. Oh Abby, I'm praying for you guys and this whole thing. I know God is in control, but sometimes you just wanna know what's next, right? Praying for your family and that sweet little baby!

  3. Oh Abby!!! Big, big hugs. And huge prayers!

  4. Oh Abby, I imagine choosing gratitude was a sacrifice of praise. I need to see someone model that in this journey. I smiled when I read, "I'm thankful for my husband who is the best person I could pick to walk this adoption journey with."

  5. I am praying for you... I understand... Praising God that HE knows the outcome and the perfect child that is already predestined to be yours! Praying for His peace and comfort that passes all understanding!

  6. I know how you feel. Exactly. Adoption is so so awesome, yet sometimes it just sucks. Good thing we have a big God:)

  7. Oh Abby, I'm so sorry! Just prayed for your family!

  8. Oh, sweet friend. Anxious with you about what the future holds for your family - for this child, for the birth family. Praying God makes His presence known in a tangible way while you wait.

  9. Praying for a quick, smooth, and peaceful resolution to this whole situation. I can only imagine how stressful it must be for you. Keep holding fast to that faith you so beautifully exhibit. xo

  10. I am new to blogging and came across your blog! I love it :) And I am your newest follower!



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