Their moods were much lighter than usual. Where there has been a drought of babies as of late, they now have several matches happening. They spoke in general about some great matches that had just happened in the past couple of weeks.
They spoke positively about us and said that they know we will be matched. They said we will present well and we have many favourable things going for us. That made me feel good, and lowered my anxiety a bit. The adoption world seems so competitive for babies.
I wondered if the situation they were referencing was actually my friend's. I was listening intently to all of the details of the story. I tried to match up the details of the situations they told us about with what I already knew about my friend's potential match.
Right after the meeting, I texted my friend to see how everything was going.
She told me that they were matched!!! They are now quickly organizing her paternity leave, a nursery, their ideas of names to discuss with the birth parents, and updating all of their necessary documents.
I am so excited for them. Like, truly over the moon. Their story brings me so much hope. I get teary thinking about them and their newborn baby coming together this June after all they have been through.
D's happy for them, but also feeling a tad bit jealous. He's always been more interested in adoption than pursuing fertility treatments. He knows that this baby matched our parameters (that sounds so cold, but I don't know how else to put it). We would have been considered for this baby had we not been on hold because of our last pregnancy. It could be us rushing to pull together all of those important details.
I don't feel that way though. I feel like this is the perfect match for them. For many reasons, but I think it's especially neat that she's Asian and he's Caucasian/European and so are the birth parents.
I love knowing that this
That could be us one day.