Kate is finally here! After 2 1/2 long weeks of ups and downs, we were sure the Lord had closed the door for us to get this precious girl. I got a call yesterday afternoon that the family had again changed their minds and wanted to give up the baby. They set up a time of 4:00 for the social workers to come and get her. We tried not to get our hopes up, but waited for more information. Even today as I handed the car seat over to Ann, there were serious doubts. But Ann called at 4:30 to say that they had the baby in the back seat and were headed to our house! She and another social worker brought Kaylan to us at around 9:30pm and we couldn't be more excited! Ann has been the most amazing social worker, working tirelessly to get this resolved and sacrificing a lot of her time, energy, and emotions on this particular case. The Lord gave us the perfect person to be our advocate!
Grant LOVES Kate and she responds to him a lot. Ann said that Kate was happy and content the entire trip from San Diego, except when putting her into and out of the car seat. We've enjoyed a wonderful, quiet evening starting to get to know her and snuggling with her. She spent a long time resting on Nate--it seems like they have a quick bond. We got a little smile from her when we played peek-a-boo with her and even a little laugh. I know it will take a while for her to adjust, but so far she's doing amazingly well. She went to bed without a peep and fell asleep pretty quickly. Thank you for all your prayers! We are so thankful for our precious gift!