Several people have asked me if I'm going to call our agency every so often to see if we've been profiled. We do not plan to do so, simply for the fact that we feel we have nothing personally to gain from that knowledge. If we were profiled and the birthmother didn't select us, then we weren't the right fit. Nothing more, nothing less. Someone asked me how I can feel that way, and I would say it's basically because I feel our life book accurately portrays us. We are who we are, and we cannot and will not change that to sell ourselves to a birthmom.
Our prayer has been this - that when our birthmother sees our book, she will feel such a peace and know that we are the family for her. Whether she has a relationship with the Lord or not is irrelevant, because we do and we have been interceding on her behalf. I pray for her so often and that she would just feel the love of God so strongly that if she doesn't have a relationship with Him, that a desire to do so would be stirred within her.
Someone else I talked to was adamant that we should call and check on if our profile was shown to hold our agency accountable. However, that is absolutely not necessary in our case as our agency is phenomenal and I have 110% faith in everything they do. Unfortunately I know this is not the case with all agencies, but we were extremely blessed to find such an amazing non-profit agency who has a desire to minister to the birthmoms in wonderful ways, and I have no doubt that they will show us if we meet the birthmother's requested criteria.
Moving right along...in true Sarah fashion, I'm taking things to the extreme and am going to give adoptive breastfeeding a shot. Say WHAT?! I know; I never knew it was possible either. But apparently it is, though there are varied levels of success depending on what protocol you follow. I am hoping that I am able to at least get 50% of my milk supply through nursing. Aside from the obvious benefits of breastfeeding the baby, I think it will really help with us bonding.
So I'm ordering all the