Jamee and I wanted to let everyone know about what's happened over the past week or so (though it's hard to summarize). We were matched with a birthmother last Thursday (March 5th), meaning she picked us to adopt her daughter. She then gave birth on Saturday, March 7th to a baby girl named Raylee. Things were moving fast! Monday the 9th, we along with the birthmother signed papers that said after 7 days the child would officially be ours and would take on our last name. The mother is given a 7-day window where she can change her mind and revoke the papers.
We have been back and forth to the hospital (in Morganton-45 minutes away) each day since Saturday spending time with Raylee; helping feed her, change her, etc... (she was born 5 weeks pre-mature so she was in the special care unit being watched). However we were informed last night that the birthmother has changed her mind, and will be moving out of state to join her family who will help assist her in raising Raylee.
So now you know why we've been non-existent over the past week :) We ask for your prayers through this difficult transition. We know that God has a plan for us and cares for us...we know God is great deep in our hearts, regardless of what happens. We obviously have heavy-hearts and are grieving through this process and just ask for your prayers...thank you.