Wow! What a day! We are happily exhausted. By the time we arrived at the hospital, the birth mom had signed the papers and this wonderful little girl was free for adoption. She is officially under the guardianship of our adoption agency and needs to stay in hospital until tomorrow afternoon. When she is discharged, she will be placed in our care. We spent some time with her at the hospital this afternoon, but they don't have a room for us to stay and so the baby needs to stay in the nursery. We retreated to our hotel to refuel and recover from our day of travel that started at 3 am. Who are we kidding? How much do you think Mike and I slept last night? Ahem. Not much.
Thanks for all you well-wishes and prayers. Everything is going very well! It will be even better tomorrow when our whole family can be together.
*BUFA stands for Baby Up For Adoption. It is what they will call her in the nursery until tomorrow. That's the protocol for closed adoptions. The birth mom would like to remain unknown and we respect that.
We plan to call her Christiana Marie!