It had been almost a year since we had completed our home study and it was almost time to renew it. I started to feel like maybe we should pursue other avenues and was waiting for Sue K. to call me back regarding international adoption. It had been a few days and I was really beginning to wonder why she wasn’t returning my call. On Friday, March 14th, at 2:05 Bill called my classroom and I found out why she had been waiting to call me back. He told me that Sue had called and had told him that birth parents had chosen us to parent their child who was due in May. I wasn’t sure I heard him correctly so I asked him to repeat himself. I had heard him right! We had finally gotten the call we had been waiting for. A couple of days later we got another call. Jeremiah’s birth mom said we could be at her doctor’s appointments. We were able to see him on ultra sounds and hear his heart beat. She also said she felt we should be there for his birth.
At 5:20 in the morning on May 8 (3 weeks earlier than expected) my cell phone rang and it was Jeremiah’s birth mom. She was at the hospital and thought we should get there quickly. We rushed to the hospital and were able to spend the next few hours with Jeremiah’s birth mother and her parents. Bill was able to cut the umbilical cord and we spent the first 2 days of Jeremiah’s life in the hospital with him. The hospital staff was so wonderful to us, we couldn’t have asked for more. It was the most wonderful experience I have ever had. After learning of our infertility, I thought I’d never have the chance to see my child born.
Bill and I could not be more grateful to Adoption STAR for bringing our son into our lives and giving us the family we dreamed of. Being Jeremiah’s parents is the most amazing gift. STAR will forever have a very special place in our hearts and our family.