We made a very important decision this week. So, we were the ones that made a phone call. We called our agency to let them know that we wanted to change our child request. After much prayer, we have decided that we will only adopt one child this time around.
We want to be the best parents we can be. Since we've never been in that role, it makes sense to focus on one child at a time. While we totally believe that if the Lord wanted us to adopt two children at one time, He would totally equip us for the job. And we did feel called to that and were obedient.
It will be a blessing to be able to bond and focus on this one little guy. We want to give our all to our son. For us, it would have been a disservice to the children to try to balance two very different stages of development for the first time. Do people do it all the time? Yes and I'm sure they do it well. For us this is right. I'm not too proud to admit that.
If there are regrets (which I don't think there will be) we would rather "regret" adopting only one instead of "regretting" adopting two and not doing a great job with them.
Maybe next time we'll bring home two. Yes, I'm already thinking about next time. I'm ready to work on the paperwork. This adoption thing rocks!
We have peace that surpasses all understanding. We are requesting a boy, birth to 18 months old.