Our Doorbell Rang

Before I left work that wonderful day I told my coworkers what was happening and that I did not have any baby items. One of my coworkers called his wife who called all her friends and they showed up that night with 8 huge bags of baby girl clothes, a Bebe’ Chic crib set, baby bottles, a bassinet, monitors, swings, infant car seat basically everything a new mom of a newborn would need.

After the shock of everyone’s generosity we started going through bags washing and hanging things for our new daughter. At 9:00 the next morning the doorbell rang with this little 6 ½ pound baby girl with big brown eyes, a can of formula, a change of clothes, some baby pictures from the day she was brought home from the hospital, 6 diapers and that’s it. The case worker had us sign some papers and shortly after she was gone and we were sitting there holding this tiny baby thinking holy heck what did we get ourselves into.

When the case worker left we looked at her for a bit, called our pediatrician and explained what happened and where we got a baby. We asked if we could bring her in for a checkup and make sure she was healthy. We went in with so many questions I mean really we did not ever have a newborn and unlike other new parents we did not have 9 months to prepare heck we did not even have 24 hours and I will be honest we were very nervous especially my husband the smallest baby he held was our George when he was 14 months old. He was so worried that he would break her I kept telling him he would not but he would not but he did not believe me he needed to hear it from the doctor before he believed it.

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About Tammy Woolard

My name is Tammy and I am 40 year old mother of 3 wonderful children who came to us through domestic adoption. Although we did not have any fertility issues we chose adoption because there are so many kids that did not ask to be born but truly want a family to love. We did research on adoption choices and decided on domestic adoption through CPS. You would be surprised the differences between each agency. The adoption process is nothing like you see in the movies. I am also a 5 year breast cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed my kids were 3, 5 and 7 I did so much research I may have driven my Dr. a little crazy but that is ok it is my body not his.