Tomorrow is yet another Wednesday. Another day in the middle of the week, another day of my spring break. But tomorrow is the day we meet with the birthmother. We get to sit down with her and talk, with our social worker from the agency. It will be her chance to ask us more about ourselves and the things we wrote in our profile book.
It's a big day.
I'm trying not to focus to much energy on this meeting, because, technically, if she didn't like us she could change her mind. And choose someone else. That would break my heart.
I keep praying that she will see our hearts and know that we already love this baby. I pray that she will feel comfortable with us and know that her child will have a good home. I can't imagine the burden of choosing parents for a baby I have chosen to give up. I know she wants to make the right choice. I know we don't want to seem to eager, even though we are so excited. I know she'll probably ask why we can't have kids, and I need to be prepared to talk about that.
After the meeting with the birthmother, we will stay and talk a few minutes with our social worker, Kelly. She told us that we can bring clothes for the baby to leave the hospital in, and to wear on placement day (Gotcha Day.) We picked out two little outfits last weekend, and we will bring them with us tomorrow as well. The agency also sent us the amount that we have to pay on Gotcha Day and while we knew what the adoption would cost, it is still a big figure.
Again, I ask, keep us in your prayers.
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