To kind of close out here, I keep talking about being “in the wait.” What are we waiting for? We are waiting for a mutually matching birth mother to want to speak with us on the phone (or pick us last minute, which is rarer, but can happen). The phrase “mutually matching” has everything to do with her preferences and ours. But she has the control over saying who she’d like to talk with and learn more about. The ball is in her court, as it should be. If a birth mother chooses us and everything falls within our preferences, we are prepared to say yes. Our answer is not dependent on “interviewing her” – which we’ve also been asked – if anything, she’s interviewing us! We continue to pray that our day comes very soon, and we pray for our child’s birth mother – whoever she is, wherever she is, and in whatever situation she’s in. We ask you to join us in that prayer… for our baby’s birth mom’s well-being and peace, for a birth mom to soon show interest in talking with us, and ultimately for us to become parents.