Matthew David was born on February 28 at 12:42 pm. He weighed 7lbs 13oz and was 19.5 inches long. His birth story will follow at some point but what needs to be said now is that someone is claiming to be his birth father and is possibly going to contest this adoption. Without going into detail, the hours surrounding his birth were wonderful and it was a perfect day. Two hours after his birth, we were all blindsided by this development. He's been with us since birth and is in our custody. We are waiting to see if this man takes any legal action.
What we do know is that the birth mother chose us and is still choosing us. She wants us to raise him and so we've been caught in the middle of a lot of unknowns. For now, we are loving him and caring for him as though he will be with us for always. One thing I've learned in my life is that I only desire God's will. He knows the plans he has for each of us and all of our days were written in his book before one of them came to be. We are NOT praying for Matthew to stay with us. We ARE praying for what is best for him. We love him immeasurably and have bonded with him just as we did with our biological son--when there was no threat of losing him. Should he be taken away from us, we will be devastated but we will move forward, knowing that God is, and has always been, in control.
Please join us in praying for him. Please pray that Matthew's best interest would be all that matters to everyone involved.