Well, today was the day that we were going to meet our new daughter.  The day that Abi was going to become a big sister.  But sometimes life takes some very unexpected and heartbreaking turns.

Wednesday afternoon we got the call to come on down to Las Vegas as they were going to be inducing the baby in a few days. But on Thursday afternoon we got another call that the birth mother had changed her mind and decided to keep the baby.  She had severed contact with our adoption agency so there is no way there will be another change for placement.  The agency advised us to try to move on and just head home.

We are obviously broken-hearted, but know that this is a major decision for the birth mother to make.  One that we will never fully comprehend, and one that we can not bully her into making in our favor.  We just pray that she will be able to take care of and provide for that baby.
We know that good things are headed our way in the future and we are managing to stay upbeat. Like I had mentioned before God is good and I know He has a plan for our little family.
I’m going to be taking the day off to settle back to into our normal routine so I apologize for the change in the schedule and the time that it’s taking so long to respond to your emails.  Be on the lookout for the season 14 auditions bright and early tomorrow morning.
PS – I HATE that I had to lead this post with a social boom.  It sort of makes me feel like a sell out, but it is a commitment that I made for this date well in advance and I couldn’t back out with such late notice.
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  1. Kate says

    oh no! My heart is breaking for you and your sweet family! We had an adoption placement fall through back in 2009, and I prayed mightily that yours would go through. I know you don’t know me, but please feel free to send me an email if you ever need to chat with someone who’s walked the road you find yourself facing. May our Father in Heaven comfort your hearts at this difficult time! *gentle hugs from Canada*

  2. says

    Missy, So so so so sorry to hear about this heartbreak. I can’t imagine how it feels. I am so sorry. I hope that the mother does a great job with her baby and that things work out well for you and your family. My thoughts are with you tonight!

  3. says

    Oh Dee, I’m so sorry! I do know that heartbreak. Both of my kids are adopted, but we had 2 fall through before they came along. I’m sorry for your current sadness but I’m praying for your future happiness.

  4. Jessie Javore says

    I will keep you, your family, and your future family in my prayers. I’m so sorry you are all having to go through this heartache.

  5. says

    So so sorry. What a roller coaster ride for your family. Positive vibes sent your way; keep your chin up after you have a few good cries. 😉

  6. Kate Mills says

    Praying for you today. Yes, God does have a plan, but He understands your sorrow too. God bless you

  7. says

    I am so sorry for your loss, as that’s really what it is. It’s so frustrating when things don’t go the way we planned. I think the only comfort is knowing that God always has something better planned. You will get another baby someday.

  8. kimberly says

    I’m so sorry, Missy. 🙁 The same thing happened to my sister and to my brother, so in our family we understand that heartbreak firsthand. I will be praying for you.

  9. says

    Oh, honey! I just feel sick for you all. You are in our prayers! You have a wonderful perspective…that God truly has a plan for your family. We will just pray for His will to be revealed. Sending you love and hugs and prayers from Virginia! Blessings!

  10. rgh says

    Take care of yourself and your family, we will be here whenever you’re ready. You are in my prayers.

  11. Michelle says

    I will keep your family and that sweet baby in my prayers. He has such a wonderful plan for you and your family.

  12. says

    I’m so sorry that this happened, I am sure that this wrench is one you will feel for a long while (much like miscarriage, you will struggle to feel “safe” with the next one until the babe is in your arms) Take some time to process what you need to, everyone understands.

  13. Sarah@myprojectbag says

    Oh dear, I just saw this. What sad news. I hope you are doing okay, and I’m so sorry.