Many of you have already been made aware of the recent news in our journey towards parenthood via Instagram and Facebook, but for those of you who are not connected to us on those platforms, we wanted to provide an update to you all!
We had been keeping a tiny human-sized secret for about 10 weeks!
In short, we were contacted about a baby due on November 16th, just 7 weeks away! After contacting attorneys, praying about it, and talking with the birth mother, we knew we needed to move forward with pursuing the situation. We’ve quietly been sitting in awe watching this whole story unfold and watching all the details fall perfectly into place. As of now, all legal documents have been signed and accepted by the court. We have a couple of post-placement meetings with our caseworker and then the adoption will be finalized.
We’ll share more about the past few months later, but I will say there were so many “our Father is doing something” details, that we’re just stunned by His goodness.
Our hearts are overflowing with love and respect for the woman that made this brave decision and has given us the gift of parenthood. We cherish her very deeply. We don’t take lightly this decision she made, and she will always have a place in our family.
All that to say, we are so excited to say that on Saturday, November 17th at 10:15am, we met our rainbow baby! Our son was born! We are so happy to introduce you to our little man…
Oliver Ellis Link
We are so grateful for all of you who have helped with the financial aspect of this process, and are so pleased to say that God knew EXACTLY how much we would need! Because of the nature of this adoption, our cost was diminished severely from around $45,000 down to a mere $11,000ish. Because of people’s generosity, we raised almost $15,000 between GoFundMe and in-person donations, affording us exactly what we needed for all legal costs, as well as travel expenses, food, and accommodations during Oliver’s birth. We are floored!
For those of you who would be interested, here is a link to our baby registry 🙂
More to come soon.