We always ended up telling just about everyone by about 7 or 8 weeks. It wasn't that we weren't afraid "something might happen". We were, but we just were either too excited to keep it a secret or we are really bad liars and always just came out and told when people asked, "Do you want to have more..." type questions.
So, we aren't too different with this adoption deal. The general populace in our families and friends knows the details... they ask and I can't lie to them so I just spill the beans!
We received 2 referrals... from 2 different sources... on the same day and literally minutes a part!!! ( I don't wonder who is behind all that.)
They are both boys.
One is a brand new 3 year old and the other is almost 4 months old.
We are definitely considering both... TWO little boys!
Yes, we know that that means we will have a 6 year old, 4 year old, 3 and a half year old, and almost 3 year old and an under 1 year old by the time they get home!
Yes, we fully know most people think that is craziness and perhaps even foolish.
But I don't want to get started on that. :-)
We are overwhelmed, very slightly, but not enough to think it is not where God is leading us. It is more the type of overwhelmed that makes us excited and ready for the challenge... ready to see God work and go big!
We are waiting a final word on one of the boys and hope to hear by Monday. All family members need to be asked if they are willing to raise him. All but one has been spoken to.
We are praying BIG prayers for THE best situation for this boy... not our best, but GOD'S best. And we know that that isn't always the same thing.
We are specifically praying that no matter what choice is made that his situation is improved.
So that is that, either way we can give thanks!
So this sort of feels like telling you all at 8 weeks that we are expecting, maybe things won't work out, and we should wait the appropriately specified amount of time?
But really we are too excited NOT to share!