Thursday, December 08, 2011

Long-Awaited Adoption Success for a Friend

I've been absent, dealing with a pox/plague at our house. A snot-filled, congested, hacking, sinusitis-riddled, weepy-eyed state of affairs that would make the most healthy of individuals weak at the knees. It's not been a fun week in our house, that's for sure. Hubby is still hacking up a lung. I missed two days of work and stumbled through a hazy fog of semi-reality for a few days. Petite is coughing too; she woke at 5 a.m. this morning with a chesty cough. I am crossing my fingers it doesn't get worse.

I know, I know. No excuses for not writing. Mea culpa.

Meh... my blog.

I write when I can. C'est la vie!

Anyway, in my soggy-tissue miserableness, I was peeking at Facebook. One of my sister's and my friends, T, finally had some happy news. I've known for a little while, but now that it's public, I can publicly post about it.

Adoption success.

After YEARS... like maybe close to ten years of waiting.

T (a schoolmate of my sister's) and her husband C got lucky this year.

Before I met my husband, they got married. They wanted a family and started trying, with no luck. Around ten years ago, when I met Hubby, they were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Being in Newfoundland, that's a bit of a dead end; there are NO IVF clinics in the province at all. Treatment is usually done on "The Mainland" (as we refer to the rest of Canada) in Halifax, Montreal or Toronto... depending on your finances and if you have a place to lay your head while you're in the city.

Anyway, after their diagnosis, they tried a few things, but with no success. And then they quickly moved on to adoption.

They waited. For years they waited. Hoping to be matched. Hoping for a call. They did the necessary classes/courses and kept their file updated. They looked at adopting from China and got themselves on the list. We heard a few years ago (around the time I got pregnant) that it might be a matter of months and they would have good news.

Those months turned into more years.

And this year, finally, some luck.

They have been matched with a little boy, I think he's three years old, and it's going wonderfully. He spent a few weeks with them in the fall. And now, he's just been placed in their home full time. T said on Facebook the other day that she is about to be a full-time Mommy. She will get her parental leave and she will stay at home with him to help him adjust and to enjoy her new son.

T and C have just gotten their best Christmas gift ever. And it's been a helluva long time coming. I shed tears of joy when I got the news a few weeks ago. I could not be more thrilled for both of them. They are loving, caring people and will be wonderful parents. May they have many, many years to enjoy and to cherish every single moment.

Congratulations to them! *throws confetti*


Anonymous said...

What fantastic news for your friends! Congrats to the newly expanded family

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your friend!

Sorry to hear about the pox/plague. We have it too, and it sucks. I hope everyone is fully recovered SOON.