Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Not-So-Great part of Fostering...

We were notified this Tuesday that Baby Boy would start weekly visitations with his Bio Mom.
He had his first visit yesterday (Wednesday).  If you're good at ciphering, you'll notice we had a 1 day notice.

If you've kept up with a good portion of our adoption blog, you'll know this is NOT something we were anticipating.

So please lift us up in prayer every Wednesday.

We're not allowed to share in depth stuff on here, but we'd love for you to know that YES, this is hard!  And YES, we need some extra prayers!  Feel free to read the entries from March 2 (written by Matt) & March 9 to get a glimpse into HOW hard this may be for us.

We love sweet Baby Boy.
He is just like part of our family.
We fight over who gets to hold him.
Okay, not really.
Okay, maybe.

Thanks for following along, even when we don't update this blog very often.  :)
The Morrows

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

Monday, March 26, 2012


I'm too tired to blog.
Being a Foster Mommy is wonderful, in an exhausting sort of way!  Trust me, it IS wonderful.
And it IS exhausting.  :)
Don't believe me?
Become a Foster Mommy!

I just wrote a personal blog on the Photography blog though... so if you're bored & wanna read, go here:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tot Trot To Benefit Oklahoma Foster And Adoptive Families - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

"B" formerly known as "BMom" is back in my life.  Strictly "friendship" not "bmom-adoption-relationship", don't get all excited for me.  Actually, DO get all excited for me because I LOVE making new friends!  'Specially the younger kind who keep me young!  :)  B, wanted me to share this with my readers:

Tot Trot To Benefit Oklahoma Foster And Adoptive Families - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

We'd love to get a group together to WALK the 5k along with some kiddos.
Let me know if you're interested!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Can't share details

As you read Matt's post a week ago, we have ourselves a Foster Baby who is just about the coolest baby EVER!
What's even cooler is the way it all transpired.
Tuesday (Feb. 21) I felt in my heart that BMom had either had her baby or she was in labor.  We prayed fiercely for her to make choices she could live peacefully with.
Wednesday (Feb. 22) was our final "walk thru" with our Foster Care Case Worker.  She's an old friend from a previous church (neither of us attend there anymore) and we had ourselves a wonderful visit, however, she assured me that we would be waiting awhile before a baby boy became available for Fostering. Most babies who are in Foster Care are a "sibling group".  I assured her we're trying to sell this house, so we can buy a bigger one so that we could possibly accept a sibling brother group :).
Wednesday afternoon, not an hour after she left my house, she called saying she had just received a call & needed to place a baby boy NOW.

We serve an AWESOME, MIGHTY God people!

Matt & I prepared our home Wednesday evening for our Foster Baby and I went to pick him up Thursday morning.
15 minutes after I picked baby up, my phone bleeps with a text.  BMom had her baby the night before and she had changed her mind about the Adoption.  She wanted to be her son's forever mommy.

We serve an AWESOME, MIGHTY God people!!!

We drove to Matt's work so he could meet his Foster son.  And I shared with him about BMom.  We smiled a knowing smile.  We were thankful for the peace the Lord gave us when we prayed about whether we should accept Baby Boy the day before.  We were so happy for BMom!  We were/ARE so happy for us!

Our girls are AMAZING big sisters to Baby Boy!
Matt has turned into BEST DADDY OF A BABY EVER!!!
The few friends that have come to meet him so far have gushed & made us so proud!
Matt's friends from work have blessed us with much needed diapers & formula.
Matt's parents have been beyond wonderful to us with their help.

We're not allowed to share personal details about Foster Stuff.  That's very difficult!  I have stumbled upon numerous foster blogs where they share EVERYTHING on their blogs, pictures included.  But we will honor their rules. We don't want to risk losing our little man.
All we can say is that there was a Court Hearing a few days ago.  It went well.  At first we were told he could be ours in as soon as 6 months.  Today I got a call saying that we needed to brace ourselves for something more like 12 months.  And he may even be re-unified with his mom.  However, he will live with us throughout this entire time.  Our Case Worker will keep us posted on Hearings.  We will be updated on whether baby's mom is taking necessary steps to work towards re-unification or not.

So that is where we're at.

I can't share details.
Or I would explain to you that at this point, re-unification is not a safe place for him.

I can't share details.
Or I would explain to you that kind of lifestyle is NOT a lifestyle for ANYONE, especially
not a baby boy!

I can't share details.

But I can tell you that we serve an AWESOME, MIGHTY God people!!!
He didn't just work this out so smoothly for no reason at all!

We give Him all glory & praise!
We are fighting for this baby boy through lots of prayer.
The judicial system has steps they have to go through.
DHS has lots of red tape they must weed through as well.
There are hoops to be jumped through.
But God is still on His throne.
The Judge's heart is like channels of water in God's hands, He turns it wherever He pleases.

We serve an AWESOME, MIGHTY God!!!

Please help us fight for our son's safety & future through prayer.

And yes, we would love for you to stop by & visit sometime if you're a friend!  Feel free to bring a pizza for our girls!  :)  Just give us a call first...we're running on Baby Time, not Real Time! (no sleep!!!)  Also, please help spread the word that we're still trying to sell our house by owner.  For those who know where we live, there are flyers in front of our house with all the info.  If you don't know where we live, well it's kinda creepy to tell you where we live so I won't do that!  :)

Thank you so much,
The Morrows

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hey Little Buddy,

Eight days ago.  That's when my life...wait, take that back...our lives, changed in a totally, massive way.  You may not remember since you were only 38 days old at the time, but that was the day that the four most important people in my life drove to somewhere they'd never been before and came home with the little guy who would totally turn our lives upside down.  Despite the utter lack of sleep, the spit up, and the dirty diapers, there's no one else we would rather have join our crew...than you.  Your toothless smile lights up the room, your huge eyes make us lose track of time, and your happy shrieks make us all hope and pray that this dream will never end.  The past eight days have definitely been a challenge for this already crazy busy family, but it has been worth every second.  When the Lord set us out on this journey almost a year ago, we had no clue that you would be the one who stole our hearts.  And even when we were tempted to give up in frustration at the lack of progress in our getting approved, and all the endless delays and false hopes, Jesus kept giving us daily peace as He reminded us that He was still in control.  And then there was the fact, that He knew and hadn't told us, that you hadn't even been born yet.  :)

So here we are...a little over a week into this adventure with you.  We're not really sure what the outcome will be the end. But three things we do know with absolute certainty...we ALL love you SO much, we ALL want you to stay FOREVER, and we ALL are going to continue to trust that the ONE who worked breathtaking miracles to unite our paths is the same ONE still running this show.  And all of this is to bring Him glory!

Sleep well little buddy,

Your possible future Daddy