How Did We Get Here?
We have been on this adoption journey for 6 years, and we finally brought baby Michael home. We were matched with a lovely birthmom in New Jersey. She asked if we would name him Michael because she had a dream that God came to her and said she would have a baby boy, and his name would be Michael. We were delighted to name him Michael. She gave him the name Michael Robert. We decided to keep both names and add another middle name of our own, Jameson. We felt attached to him from the very beginning! We loved him dearly, and we hadn't even met him yet. We prayed daily that everything worked out the way it should, and that we would be able to hold Michael in our arms and bring him home to his nursery that has been waiting for him for years and years!
It couldn't have gone better with Michael and his birth family. We ran into some glitches with paperwork and fingerprinting, so we were stuck in New Jersey in a hotel room until after the holidays were over. At least the three of us were together, and we were able to bond!