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Monday, November 26, 2012

A God-Story in Progress!

Remember this post from January 2011, where I shared our reasons for deciding to relinquish Abel and Belle's 8 genetic siblings back into the NEDC's anonymous adoption pool? Because we had a closed adoption, the NEDC told me that they wouldn't be able to tell me what would become of their siblings. While we knew this was the right decision, we were still saddened that Abel and Belle would not know any of their genetic siblings that may be born from the remaining 8 embryos. We chose not to reserve them for future transfers because our adoption funds were depleted. During our adoption process, I worked both a full-time and a part-time job to help pay for our adoption expenses, but knowing that our plan was for me to be a stay at home mom once the twins were born, we knew we wouldn't be able to afford another transfer for a long while. We didn't want their genetic siblings to be frozen any longer than necessary.
Over the past few months, my heart began to ache at the thought that Abel and Belle wouldn't know what became of their embie siblings. I asked Aaron if I could contact the NEDC to find out if their profile was still available, and if so, could we adopt them? He said no, because financially, we just couldn't afford another transfer or another child to raise on his current salary. So, I began to pray that God would at least somehow let us know of what would become of the remaining embryos. God answers prayer. Read Tracey's blog soon to find out what a beautiful story God has written!

10 comments:

Ashley said...

So awesome! I love this story! Can't wait to see what happens!

Elizabeth (and Dan) said...

Wow Jennifer! So, so amazing!

Lisa said...

This is amazing! It is definitely hard to let the genetic sibling(s) go. We had to make the decision to release the 1 additional embryo we had and it was very hard. I would love to know what happened to him/her. It is awesome how God answered your prayer!

Malia said...

Awe inspiring! God is awesome :)

Krisa said...

God is so precious to meet our needs in ways that we can't even imagine. Thanking the Lord with you!!!!

StephAndRob said...

Can't wait to hear what God is up to now. What precious gifts you both have been given. What else can our God do? Waiting on pins and needles...

Britney said...

I love our blogging EA community! xoxo

Jess said...

That is just amazing!! Definitely a God thing!

tanyaslifejourney said...

Just now seeing this post after your post earlier this morning... I was a little preoccupied when you posted this (Lucas was born the day before) so I missed it...

This is so, so awesome! Such a God story about how they came to be matched with those embryos. We have many God Stories in our adoption process, too.

In addition the the 4 embryos we have waiting for us to use in the future, Lucas has up to 13 other genetic siblings out there somewhere. Our adoption was anonymous but we are praying everyday for God to provide a way for us to connect with them one day. Maybe that's another God story in the making... :)

Kennington Corner said...

That is amazing how God brought you together! He is so good.