We got the call… and now we have a son!

When the phone rang last Thursday afternoon, our lives were forever changed. We got the call we had been waiting for–a birthmother in Texas had chosen us to parent her child. She didn’t know if it was a boy or girl, and she was due the very next day! We spoke with her on the phone Friday evening and immediately knew that this was the miracle we had been waiting for. This was our child.

The next morning she started having contractions so we packed up our car and began to drive. Talk about a whirlwind! She had a c-section at 7:30 pm that evening. We drove through the night, about 15 hours(!), to get to the hospital at 4 a.m. to meet our son. Words can’t express my love for him–it was instantaneous–and for his birthmother and her family, too. I swear my heart grew five sizes this weekend.

I have never felt anything like this. He was our child from the moment we laid eyes on him. I can’t stop staring at him.photo-59

We brought him home from the hospital a few hours ago and now we will be in Texas until we get approval from the ICPC to take him home to Virginia, probably a week or two. We are just now coming up for air and are exhausted, as we have been running on adrenaline and love and fear and excitement for the past 72 hours. So many emotions. So much love. So many blessings.

I have never felt anything so profound in my life.

There is so much more to this story, but I wanted to share at least this much for now. I will write more later… but right now I need to feed my baby (ahhh!)… thank you all for all of your support!

p.s. We didn’t end up naming him Charlie after all, but that’s for another post…



20 thoughts on “We got the call… and now we have a son!

  1. Donna Stout

    There are no words to say how thrilled we are for you, Jamie and Miles! Good things are worth waiting for and I would say you got a “keeper”!!! Wish we were closer to share in your joy, but you know that we are there with the 3 of you sharing this journey! Give him big hugs and kisses from us and we CAN NOT wait to meet him!! Love the 3 of you 🙂

  2. Laura

    I’m SO happy for you guys! I’ve been reading your blog since December and have been awaiting this post! Congratulations! 🙂 🙂

  3. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, tears of joy were running down my face reading this post. He is truly beautiful. Best of luck with your next 2 weeks. Thanks for the update, I can’t wait to hear more!

  4. Hali

    Oh My Goodness!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I was so excited to see this post this morning and almost didn’t believe it! SO happy for you guys! He is adorable! Can’t believe it all happened so fast…it gives me hope and excitement that one day soon we will find our “Charlie” . Enjoy every moment with your sweet precious love! Really looking forward to hearing the full story and all the wonderful details 🙂

  5. Amy Britt

    Congratulations! I have been following your blog and I was so excited to see this post!!!!!!!! So happy for you!

  6. Megan

    Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!! I am not even kidding, when I checked in to your blog a few times the past couple days and didn’t see any new posts I thought to myself “I wonder if they’ve gotten The Call…?” AND YOU DID!!! Holy freakin cow. Do doppelgangers/long lost twins have connections like that???:) I am so so soooooo excited for you guys! He is gorgeous. Simply gorgeous! [But I have to tell you that our weird/freaky connections continue…because we also got a Call yesterday from our agency, for the first time ever. We aren’t matched **yet** because the couple is still in the decision process at this point, but there is a possibility…. Trying [very very hard] not to get my hopes up. But even if this isn’t The One for us, at least there has been some activity to let us know we’re on the right track!]

    1. Hi Megan! Thank you so much! I have been thinking about you and hope that you either found your match or that it happens very soon! Any activity is good news.. it’s going to happen soon… I can feel it!!

  7. Oh what a beautiful baby! And he belongs to you two! Words cannot express how happy we are for your family! The wait was certainly worth it, right? You and Jamie are in for the best times of your lives, but hold on for it can get crazy. Just remember to enjoy all of it because it goes by faster than you can believe! Love to all three of you!

  8. Chills and tears! What a wonderful email to see early this Monday morning. What a fascinating, beautiful turn of events. I am so happy for all of you and love your attitude toward your son’s birth family. I can’t wait to read the next post!!! I’ll pray for your peace of mind as you navigate your way home.

  9. I also wanted to say to all of the hopeful adoptive parents out there — it WILL happen. Dreams do come true — your children will find you and your adoptions will happen!

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