Yesterday my little sister gave birth to my newest nephew, Micah! Of course, being the doting auntie that I am, I was immediately smitten with all 7 pounds of him. It was such a joy being one of the first people to greet him into the world. There’s nothing more wonderful than new life!
I also want to tell you about 2 more people that I met yesterday as well, but a little back story first. My sister is young. She’s still trying to get her life together. The pregnancy was unplanned and she knew that she would not be able to care for Micah the way he deserved, so our hunt for adoptive parents began. There were many couples scrambling to be at the top of the list for the baby, yet finding that one perfect fit was a challenge! Though there were plenty of people who would have made great parents, it is very stressful trying to find that one couple who 100% feel like the perfect fit. We thought we had found the right couple until they let us know they were planning on moving to England with the baby. This did not fit into my sisters open adoption plan as she was hoping for a few visits a year with the baby. So, with only 2 months left, we had to scramble and start the search all over again. Through a family friend we heard of a couple that seemed to fit her needs. A lunch date was set up and an immediate connection was felt by everyone involved. That “Aha! You’re who we’ve been waiting for” moment just kicked in. My sister has been bonding with this couple for the past 2 months and they have all become very close. Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the adoptive parents for the first time and feel that Micah has truly been blessed with the most wonderful parents! They were the most down to earth, genuine, and good hearted people I have ever met, and you can feel their warmth almost instantly. I think my sister has done a courageous and wonderful thing in choosing adoption for her son. How amazing is it that 2 months ago we didn’t even know these people existed, and now, through Micah, we will be bonded with them forever? I think it’s pretty cool!