Kevin and Hailey were excited to start their journey to parenthood. They started with Christian Adoption Consultants in June. For five months, they had prayed and pursued other potential situations that didn't worked out. Looking back now, it seems so clear as to why.
"The Phone Call" came late one evening, the week before Thanksgiving, from a family friend that knew an expectant mother looking for an adoptive family. Hailey was instantly excited after the phone call and had a peace that this would be their baby.
The birthmother was anxious to meet Kevin and Hailey so they all met for dinner the very next evening. The birth family lived in the same city and their baby boy was due right around Christmas. It was evident to see God orchestrating this adoption plan as Hailey met with the birth mother for weekly dinners, drove her to doctors appointments, brought her to the hospital on the day of delivery, and held her hand through contractions. A beautiful relationship developed.
Kevin and Hailey's little Christmas Miracle was born just in time for an exciting family Christmas as the first grandchild on Hailey's side of the family.
From Hailey: The birthmother and I talked about our separate paths and struggles that led to this adoption. It became so clear that adoption is truly beauty from ashes. Having so much interaction was not always my adoption plan, but it was God's plan. He put me in a place of weakness where I was totally dependent on Him. I would pray continually as I would drive to pick up the birth mother. I found this quote "Be Brave. Do not pray for the hard thing to go away but pray for a bravery to come that's bigger than the hard thing." I decided to be brave and trust God's plan.
Throughout their adoption process, Kevin and Hailey clung to these verses from Romans: Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.