You may recall this post about our friends Emily and Joe who had a failed adoption in January. A few weeks ago they met with another birth mom and she chose them as parents for her baby boy who was to be born in May. He was born this past weekend at just under 5 lbs. Please see their prayer request below and join me in lifting them, their baby boy and the birth mom up in prayer.
I need to keep this brief...internet access has been spotty here, but I wanted to let you all know that our baby boy was born this weekend! Samuel Joseph was born on Saturday (several weeks early) at 6:58 am, and weighed 4 lbs., 13 oz. We've been at the hospital the whole time and he's been doing very well! If all continues to go well, we'll be bringing him home tomorrow or Wednesday.
We would really appreciate your prayers for us during this time, as we wait for Theresa to sign the consent and "legal risk" to end. After our last attempt at adoption, we are feeling nervous and cautious about everything. Even though this feels like a better situation than our last, we know that there are no guarantees. We have absolutely no control over this...it's all in God's hands. We are praying for him to give Theresa strength, courage, and a good support system for the weeks ahead.
I'll keep you all updated if there is any new information.
Thanks for all of your prayers!
Love, Emily and Joe