Nov. 9, 2011- We completed all necessary steps to become a "waiting family" to adopt a domestic infant through Bethany Christian Services.
July 19, 2012- We receive a call that we have been chosen by a birth mom who would like to meet our family.
August 2, 2012- We meet with "M" over lunch with both our respective staff members through BCS. After this meeting, "M" confirms that she has indeed chosen us to be the parents of her baby girl, due to be born October 14. We have one more meeting with her so she can meet Anika.
October 10, 2012- We receive a call from our BCS adoption specialist that "M" has changed her mind and decided to parent her baby.
October 26, 2012- We meet with our new adoption specialist, Chloe (We were transferred to her because our previous one is beginning a counseling ministry through BCS.), and are put back on the waiting list.
That brings us to last Friday....
NOV. 2, 2012 (2:30 p.m. to be exact)-
My cell phone rings...
"Hi, Stephanie. It's Chloe. Are you sitting down?"
"Ummmm...I'm at home with Anika and Brad is out running errands, why?"
"Well, "M" has again changed her mind and would like you to come pick up the baby ASAP."
Needless to say, the next hour is a chaotic flurry of me tracking Brad down to have him come home, throwing anything we thought we might need into the car, and securing childcare for Anika.
On our way!!!
We'd like to introduce you to our second daughter....
Amelia Nevaeh Vos. Born Oct. 18, 2012. 8 lbs. 4 oz., 21 inches long. Pretty perfect, dontcha think?
Meeting her big sister...
Daddy and his girls...
Momma and her girls...
First family of four photo...
Since Amelia was born in Oregon, we had to stay in OR for a week waiting for some legal paperwork to be processed before we could cross state lines and bring her home.
Friday, Nov. 9 2012...finally headed HOME!!!!!
Thanks to all our family, friends, and church family who have prayed Amelia home and walked alongside of us through the ups and downs of this process. We treasure you, and couldn't have done it without you.
We serve a mighty God, who's ways are not our ways. He works miracles and hears His people. This was the miracle He had chosen for our family, and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Welcome home, Amelia! We love you with all our hearts!
"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15