Monday, April 7, 2008

Adopting Again?

Any of you that are married and reading this will immediately know what I am talking about when I ask you to remember how people would immediately start asking you when you would start trying for a baby. I mean, get home from a honeymoon and people want to know when the little one will be here. Then, once you have your first, people immediately start asking if you are ready for #2. Heck, I am even quilty of it.

Now that Mary Elizabeth has been home with us almost 6 months, we already have people asking us when we plan to start the process of adopting again.

The answer: we aren't sure.

Will we adopt again? Almost definitely (unless God's will is different)

When will we do it? If money were no object, we probably would start the process pretty soon. We want Mary Elizabeth and the final Freeman to be pretty close in age and since the adoption process can be lengthy, we really don't want to wait too long. We were very blessed to bring Mary Elizabeth home so quickly...many couples wait years to bring home a child. On the other hand, if the second adoption went as quickly as M.E.'s, I'm not sure how patient I would be with two children under 14 or 15 months.

So if you get a chance, say a prayer for us. We just aren't sure what direction to go. When I called our social worker today to ask some questions, I could tell she was so excited which got me excited! But then I realized that I am really enjoying my time with Mary Elizabeth right now and I don't want to take any time away from her right now. UGH...the decisions.

So, yes, we will probably be the wacko family of 7 but hey, we've never been normal anyway right?


Destry said...

I happen to think that wacko is the only way to go, lol.

We have 5 and have talked about adopting later...then we would be an insane family of 8, ha.

You guys will be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

That's an incredible gift to give.


Susan said...

Praying for you guys. I love reading your blog because you always reference seeking the will of God in all of your decisions. It reminds me to do that more in my life.

Rachel Wilson said...

Brea, you and Jonanthan have so much love to give a child. If God lays it on your heart to adopt more children then go for it. Having to kids that little really isnt that bad (just FYI)