Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Next Steps

Well I have to really say thank you to everyone for all the nice comments on my last post. It really makes me feel good to see all of you pulling for us. *Blush*.

We emailed the IAC on Monday and told them we spoke with the birthmom, I'll call her "Lucy". (One note here: I am, and will always be, eternally grateful to her for giving us a gift that will change our lives forever, so I will not give up any details of her life out of respect for her privacy...but you already knew that!) They emailed us today and told us they spoke to Lucy this morning, and she...well I'll just let them tell it:

Hi guys,
Just wanted to let you know that I talked to Lucy this morning and she confirmed that she really likes you guys and really feels like you are "the ones"! What that means is we are going to go ahead and match you guys, and from here on out you guys will primarily be working with Sarah as your counselor. She will be getting in touch with you to set up the match meeting and helping you guys through everything until the birth (and beyond, for that matter!). Of course both Lane and I are still available, but Sarah is your primary "match counselor." Please let me know if you have any questions and congratulations!
Take care, Caitlin

We still have to nail down a firm date for the birth of the baby and we're hoping we can do that this week. On a side note we met a couple from the IAC trying to adopt that live in North Phoenix. Today, as proud daddies, they took their newborn daughter home from the hospital. Congrats boys!


Kate said...

I am so excited I can't contain myself- so I can just imagine how things are for you.


Dads(2) said...

Wow, we wish you luck . . . . That's exciting!

Michelle said...

YEAH!! How exciting Daddies!!!

twondra said...

I'm coming over from Two Moms With A Plan to wish you congrats!! I hope things work out!!


Two Moms With A Plan said...

Here's hoping to things happening in 3's! :)

Just think... in 4 weeks or less you guys will be leaving the hospital with your newborn baby girl!

You two are going to make great daddies!

welcome2ourworld said...

I can't wait for the first picture of you guys with your daughter !! That is really, really cool. So happy for you :)

Andrew's Daddies said...

Now I can exhale. This is so great.
Congrats guy...You are daddies in just a few weeks.....

Godwin said...

What great news!!!

Tim and Louie said...


North Phoenix! That's where we live!

LOL! Talk about a small world.

We also plan on working with the IAC and met Lane last October at the Family Equality Council's "Families in the desert" gathering in Palm Springs, CA.

We just have to wait until we get our finances in order before we actually get the ball rolling.

Glad to hear that these matches are being done so quickly!

It gives us hope for the future!

- Louie

Anonymous said...

I never have met your gentlemen, but from your writings I sense that a baby would be very lucky to have you two as their "daddies"
I am a hetrosexual woman, and I have seen straight couples be miserable people.
The crazy Christians and Mormans are not without their sin and Polygamy issues. They have no right judging you or anyone as parents.
God Bless and Good Luck with your journey.