I wanted to share our placement day experience.
We were highly anticipating placement day. While it was thrilling beyond words to get the phone call from the agency about an unborn baby in Boise, Idaho, and while it was intimidating to meet her and birth family in the hospital, and so special to hold her and bathe her, we knew all that could fall through. We looked forward to placement day with anxiety and hope. We had been holding our figurative breath for three weeks - and our friends and families were too.
Initially, we thought we'd be able to take our baby home on Monday, April 20th. But Jo's birthmother had some complications from her epidural and needed to stay one more day. So Monday morning, we knew we wouldn't be going home. (Blessing in disguise - I accidentally booked the hotel room for an extra night and they wouldn't refund us. I was mad at first, but we ended up using that extra night and we got a great price for it.) So Monday we made only brief visits to the hospital so the birth mom could have this extra day to herself. It was the least we could give her. The very least.
At the agency. An official family at last.
Uncle Jordan (and cousin Afton)