We are starting our journey down to Houston tomorrow, "A" has a doctors appointment on Monday morning that we plan to attend with her. We'll be staying in Houston and spending time with our birth parents until baby is born (hopefully sooner rather than later!)... After the baby is born, we have to wait 48 hours before "A" can sign the relinquishment paperwork and we sign placement paperwork. After that occurs, we have another wait ahead of us - ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Protection of Children, basically where the state of Texas communicates with the state of Iowa to ensure the adoption has been done legally) - which could take anywhere from 2-10 business days.
We are so close!
Again, we would truly appreciate your prayers and positive vibes over the next week or so. Prayers for a safe trip to and from Houston. Prayers for the smooth delivery of a healthy baby. Prayers for our birth parents, "A" & "B"...that they continue to have confidence in their adoption decision and that they have peace in their hearts throughout the remainder of the process. Prayers for Finnley, who will be staying in Iowa, but is VERY excited to get the phone call from us with the news of her baby sisters birth. Prayers for our families who, like us, have been waiting years for this day! Prayers for all of the hospital staff, social workers, and adoption personnel who will be working with us and our birth parents during the hospital stay.
Also, a big THANK YOU to all of YOU, our friends and family, who have supported us throughout this journey....it's been a rough road at times, but we have faith that this is where God has lead us and that He will be with us as we enter this new stage of our adoption journey: meeting our baby!!
Stay tuned for updates and pictures, hopefully soon!