On Friday ,08 November 2013 around 10am,I receive the e-mail we’ve been waiting for. “YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN DENIED”
Yes,we were waiting for news,but were not expecting that news! I broke down crying,calling Mark at work and he came straight home. The gut punch was this,when receiving the mail,I was busy taking stock of our baby purchases,to see what else we need.
He came home,we didnt talk,just cried. I mean,what was there to say at that moment? Calming down,we immediately went into survival mode ‘what do we do now?’
I contacted a few private SW’s and they all want to know the same thing “why were you denied?” A question we could not answer,we dont know if Magdalena Huis will ever answer us,so what now?
Calling my mother,she asked what about surrogacy ? Now that is a costly one,but we’ll get to that maybe today,maybe some other time.
Now we are against the wall,everyone wants to know WHY. Our family,friends and even our doctors cannot understand how they came to the decision. Theze are ppl who are in regular contact with us,but the ones who’s neva met us decided that we are not fit to be parents.
So finaly I get an answer back and it says that the committee was concerned about our LIFESTYLE,our physical,emotional and spiritual well being. Is that not everything about us? What is SO wrong with our lifestyle? We are happily married for 6 years,with a normal dinamic. Yes,we have a health issue each,but we are taking care to control it. I dont believe our emotional or spiritual state ia anything less than normal. So what about us caused a decision to be made aganst us?
All we wanted was a baby to love and take care of. We jumped through all the hoops and waisted a whole year in the process. Our hearts are broken and we feel like we failed that little baby who we’ve been e for so patiently.
So,we’ve decided to take a year for ourselves. We’ve been consumed with having a baby for almost 7 years straight ,in the process forgetting everything else. We. passed so Many oppertunities because very year would be the year that. we have our baby. Well no baby for 2014. We will be working on our home,studies,traveling,living. It will be our off year,so to speak. We will explore our optiond again as 2015 is apon us,God willing,but for now 2014 will be our baby free year.
Everything has taken so much emotionaly from us,we just want to tske a break ang gather ourselves. Making this decision may seem as if the adoption has not affected us to the outside world,but it is because it’s affecting us so much that we need to ke some time for ourselves and just live a little.
I dont know when or if I’ll b back here,but the journey will always continue until we breath our last breath.
Till next time…