As you all know adoption holds a very special place in my heart. Adopting our beautiful daughter was such a gift from God. Our very close friends adopted a little boy the same year we did. Our lives have been parallel in many ways, from marrying the same year, to our shared infertility struggles, and now as we both approach adopting a second child.
The adoption of their son was different then what we have experienced and what is normally experienced when adopting through the County. They’ve become good friends with the birth parents of their precious son, and have built a close relationship with them. Much to their surprise, on a Sunday afternoon when the birth parents came for their monthly visit, they announced that they were expecting. The birth parents had thought long and hard about this new baby, knowing that they are in a different place then where they were a few years back, but knew in their hearts they wanted to give this baby to Jen and Andy, and for little Lance to have his full biological sibling.
It’s amazing how things happen. Neither one of us, 11 years ago when we married, thought we would have each adopted a child let alone a second one. We are so incredibly happy for our dear friends, and can’t wait to welcome this precious baby into our hearts and lives. By the way, IT’S A GIRL! Lance prayed for a baby sister for over 1 year. God hears the cries of his little ones, and HE does answer our prayers!
Jen’s sister-in-law Tina, threw such a beautiful baby shower. I loved all the details and the location.
Here’s Tina and Jen, sharing a hug and kiss after Jen gave her a thank you gift.
Jen’s a hair stylist, so this gift was so perfect.
Here’s the family, Jen, Andy and Lance.