Sunday, June 08, 2008

adoption plans have changed

Haha! We are not dropping out, if that's what you are thinking!!!!!

We sent in our
MCC (Medical Checklist)!!! This means we are in line for a child with special needs. As Kim P told us, we are kind of in 2 lines now. Things haven't changed with our LID (the date China logged in our paperwork) but we are also in line for a child in special needs. This really is a big deal. Someone asked me if this was because of the wait being so long. Honestly, that does have something to do with. Pride kept me from pursuing this or asking Michael because we didn't want people to think that's the only reason.

The truth of the matter is that it really does not matter what people think at all. Each family has to do what is right for them.
I am a pediatric nurse. I specialize in cleft lip/palate, other plastic surgeries and neuro conditions. I am surrounded by wonderful resources in one of the best children's hospitals in the country. We did check off cleft lip/palate along with several other things. What does this mean? It does mean we may not have to wait as long as we thought about for LynnMarie to get home. But it does not guarantee anything. We still have a good wait ahead of us.

Now, some of you might say, okay you sent in your checklist. Lots of people have done that. True. But since we are not getting our daughter the old fashioned route, I will celebrate anything we do that may impact her coming home. I am excited. This could be a new journey. Who knows? I have emailed several friends about pediatricians. I do work with a lot and will get feedback from those, but we do need to find one in our insurance group that will look at the file before we accept our referral. This is cool isn't it?
This is both scary and wonderful
This means that if you were waiting to turn your quilt square in, don't. Turn it in. We have 40 left to collect and we want you to be a part of it.

When I put the checklist in the mail, I found myself praying over it. I do not normally do this, but this could be the beginning of something wonderful. I prayed over it, reviewed it and mailed it. I prayed for our social worker, our agency, our sweet girl and those who are caring for her.

God is good and I have such a sense of peace. You know whats fun? To think that God is working in us right now and planting seeds and one day we will see those seeds grow..
God rocks! This adoption community rocks.

22 comments:

wendy said...

Congratulations! I will be praying for you both!

Briana's Mom said...

I am so glad you both did this! I think it is wonderful! Congratulations!!!!!

The Straight's said...

Can't wait to see Lynn Marie home sooner!!

Special K said...

Glad to see you're at peace with your decision. You know I'm thrilled for you!!!!

Cristy said...

So thrilled to see God's plan and God's timing working in your family! It is wonderful to see these little ones come home, and we can't wait to meet Lynn Marie!

Jie Jie to Sarah Lu & Chayah Ru said...

Thank you for your comment! And Congratulations!! I am so excited to see more families going special needs. Sarah is cleft affected and we are in the SN process again for Chayah. I can't wait til you get Lynn Marie!! (Beautiful name, by the way!)
~Staci

FHL said...

So wonderful! Look forward to someday seeing the little one God has for you :o)

Beth & Ryan said...

Congratulations! We were LID 11/06 and switched to SN in 11/07. We were matched just 5 weeks later with our beautiful daughter who is a cleft baby. Feel free to check out our site www.mk2usa.blogspot.com....I wish you the best of luck!

Shelly & Family! said...

Oh guys...congratulations! We sent ours in last Oct and as you stated, there are a lot of reasons why a couple takes this path. (I know there was for us too.) I am so happy you guys are at peace with your decision.

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,

I am very happy for you guys! I think it is wonderful that you are prayed over your forms. God is in control.

I am putting together a list of recommended books for adopting families and their children.
I was wondering if you had any recommendations?

sarah said...

Very exciting news!! I can't wait to see how God works things out!

Ann said...

That's wonderful news. Like you said any step in any direction that will bring your daughter home is a reason to celebrate.

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Wonderful news!

Don and Be said...

Lynn Marie is going to be welcomed into a wonderful home - not only do you guys rock, but she will have her own nurse and medical expertise at her disposal - how wonderful! Joanna Mei has the same fortune with Be's background and her medical center only 10 minutes away. We are thrilled at this news.
Love,
Don & Be

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Congratulations!! A step closer to your daughter... Wonderful!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations! I think this is a good decision for you. I hope LynnMarie comes home soon! I'm looking forward to leaving comments about the cute kid on YOUR blog!!! :)

The Evans Family said...

I'm sure glad that you are at peace with your decision! It's a huge leap to bring home a special needs child. You are very fortunate in that as a pediatric nurse you get to see both sides when a child is ill or is being treated for a medical condition. You are no doubt in a wonderful location for medical resources. Lynn Marie has been waiting for her mommy and daddy to decide they were ready for her! I can't wait to see what unfolds for all of you!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I am sooo happy for you guys..
CONGRATULATIONS..
I will be praying for you..
HUGS

kris said...

Hey Amy- been forever since I've commented (I'm bad about it sometimes) but saw your comment on my friend's blog (Love You Forever) and I am SO thrilled you guys made this decision- doesn't it feel AMAZING??! Just wish you'd done it sooner so we might be able to travel together :)
But you never know. Congratulations!!

sara said...

Congrats, sister!! I hate the insinuation that because people go Waiting Child; they are merely doing it to avoid the wait!! You prayed for a year already over the decision..I am happy for you!

Alyson & Ford said...

Congratulations!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Jen said...

I'm so excited for you!