Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Letter

It has been a while since I have updated you all on our adoption process.  It's not because I didn't want to share, but just because I have been stuck in a Birthmother Letter Rut.

The last step of the process on our part was to write a letter to the birth mother, and make a scrapbook bio of our family.

I have sat down to write this letter many, many times.

I have stared at the keyboard many, many times.

I have typed and erased sentences many, many times.

And I have decided that this is the most difficult part of the adoption process.

How do you summarize in one short letter six years of yearning?
How do you explain what great opportunities you can offer a child, without sounding elitist and entitled?

How do you ask someone to give you their baby?

This was hard for me.

But today... it is finished.

Somewhere out there right now there is a young woman pregnant with my baby, and soon she will read my letter and choose me to be her baby's mama.

Today is a good day.
Tomorrow I will start the scrapbook.


  1. Keeping you and your family in my prayers, Emmy!

  2. i was gonna ask you about this the other day! praying!

  3. yay! congrats on getting it done. now the fun begins with making your scrapbook :) keep us updated!

  4. Our adoption was one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. I should say IS. :)

  5. Oh, wow! Eager to hear how things go! I've just discovered your blog, and since I, too, and a paper freak (as well as follower of Christ, wife, mother -- and adoptive mom) I must leave you a comment! :)

    (I have a little collection of adoption story guest posts on my blog; might give you a little inspiration!)