Tag Archives: Getting “The Call”

Two prospective adoptive parents listen to a phone call that they received a match.

“Where Were You When You Got The Call?”

“Where Were You When You Got The Call?”

It's the moment you'll never forget. Here adoptive parents share the story of the most desired of all adoption situations, that all-important phone call...

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Author Jessica Wagner with her family after her uncertain waits to adopt

“Waiting on a Dream”

Matched out of the blue with an expectant mother, we were told the next call might come within days. But as the wait stretched to weeks and then months, I despaired—would our dreams ever come true?

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the moment this dad learned about a surprise adoption match was caught on home video

“Caught on Camera: Our Surprise Adoption Match”

Have you ever been at a baby shower where they play a home video of the mother-to-be surprising her partner with news of her pregnancy? As we grappled with infertility, my wife and I hated those videos, even as we desperately hoped for one of our own.

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A family sitting together happily after accepting an adoption referral

“Each Stage of Adopting our Miracle ‘Rainbow Baby'”

Sometimes life doesn't live up to your hopes; at other times, it surpasses them. When my wife and I got the call, life went beyond my wildest dreams.

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A mom of an adopted child, on the beach with that adopted child

“Dear Mom of an Adopted Child”

I knew you right away. I recognize the fierce determination. You are the kind of woman who Makes.Things.Happen. After all, you made this happen, this family you have.

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