An Expecting Mother Picked Us!

She Chose Us

“Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, I just left the meeting with the birth mother. Out of all the applicants she picked you.”

It is hard for me to give a decent picture of what we are feeling right now. It is 7:18 pm on Saturday night.

We have known for about 30 hours that we were matched with a birth mom in Florida.

Aly and I had to make it through a meal with my family last night (Friday) without saying anything to them. Very hard.

This morning though we were able to surprise my parents with a calendar my mom had asked for with the due date of baby Taylor.

I could not have asked for a better reaction. It was that moment we were able to tell them that we’re “ADOPTION PREGNANT!”

We were then able to find Aly’s mom at the mall and tell her. Her reaction was priceless also. Dancing, kicking and then some “REALLY? REALLY!”


Now, it’s Aly here:) Well, it is now Sunday morning and today at 5:00 pm we leave to go meet the birth mother.

This serves as kind of a final check for both of us to see if this is something we want to proceed with. If she feels like we are not a good fit for her baby or we feel unsettled at all, then we are “unmatched.”

We are so excited, but as our attorney has reminded us, we are to be cautiously excited. At any point the birth mother could back out, or not want to continue to move forward with us.

So, why are we sharing this with you?

Many people would say that you should wait until you have the baby in your arms to share with others. And I get that.

But, we are just choosing to treat this like a pregnancy. At any point in a pregnancy, you can have a miscarriage, a still birth, or something else go wrong. We need the support of family and friends during this time, so we are taking that risk.

We (all parties involved) Need Tons of Prayer

Please please please pray for our birth mother. We are quickly learning that this could be a rocky journey, but praying that it is smooth.

Please pray that our birth mother would be given wisdom, peace, supernatural covering, health, health for our baby and that we could minister to her and show her Christ’s unconditional love.

Please pray for our hearts.

Even over the last 2 days and trying to get the birth mother on the phone to set up our meeting has been tough.

You want to be excited, but you are trying to balance that with knowing this could end in the blink of an eye. Please pray for us to find this balance. We so want to believe that it will all go smoothly, but of course you have that innate nature to protect yourself. Josh and I need your prayers over guarding our hearts and keeping our eyes on Christ.

We will update you all. The next step is Florida—we head out today and will let you know how our meeting goes tomorrow morning.

What a crazy, wonderful, scary, amazing, heartbreaking, week/weekend it’s been! But we are so thankful.

We love you all.

Thankful SHE chose US,


Josh and Aly


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23 thoughts on “An Expecting Mother Picked Us!

  1. So excited for you!!! Will be praying for you and the birth mother!!! You will make awesome parents!!!

  2. Oh Aly and Josh, I am so excited and happy for you. “God works all things together for good for those who trust Him” and I will be praying that this is His perfect match for you. To think that this baby will have such loving and wonderful parents like you brings me to tears. To think that this birth mom decided to carry this baby and choose adoption is a miracle in this day and time. I will be praying today for all parties involved. Blessings to you both and safe travel. “Rejoice in the Lord always again I say rejoice”.

  3. i am so excited for you both! Such a precious moment for two precious people!! I will be praying for you 🙂

  4. I am soooooo happy for y’all. As someone who has been on the other side of the adoption process, I know y’all getting to adopt this baby will be a huge blessing in y’all’s lives. I gave a baby girl up for adoption 18 years ago, I had just lost my mom to cancer and I couldn’t even raise myself much less a baby. So, I picked a wonderful couple from Baton Rouge. They came to every doctors visit and were there for the birth. Again, this was 18 yrs ago. They sent me pics every yr and a letter letting me know how she was doing. Well….. This year in May I got to meet Sarah face to face at her high school graduation. Piper was soooooo excited to meet her sister and Ofcourse I was overwhelmed with joy. Sarah was blessed with awesome parents and I am so glad I chose them. I am so happy for y’all’s future journey. May God bless y’all.

    • Wow, Jessica. That is amazing. I had no idea. What an amazing mom you are and I hope we will have the same relationship with our birth mom. I’m so glad you got to meet her…adoption is just so amazing, start to finish! Thank you for sharing your story!

  5. I’m SO thrilled for you two! HE is truly an awesome God! Sending prayers your way for a safe trip and for everything from here on out to go smoothly for you and the birth mother. I’m looking forward to more updates in the New Year leading up to this blessed event. Congratulations to two very deserving people!

  6. I am sooo excited for you! I am sending this link to my whole Sunday School Class so that we can all pray for you! What a blessing your story is at this special time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is amazing!!! Congratulations!!! We will def be praying for a beautiful and smooth journey throughout your entire adoption pregnancy!!!

  8. Congratulations. I am an adoptive mom and it is a very exciting time. My son came to us at age 3. He is an amazing person/ He will be 26 years old tomorrow. Celebrate the good times. Blessings to you.

  9. Praying for yall. We have 2 adopted boys. We totally understand your feelings. We do not know yall but we must have mutual friends because I saw it on fb. I will continue to follow your journey. If you would like to talk sometime I would love too.

  10. David Phelps has a great song on youtube -“The End of The Beginning” – telling the “rest of the story about Jesus”. I am praying for this to be the “end” of your pursuit for a child and the “beginning” of the completeness of the family that you have prayed for.

  11. Such good news! We celebrate this first-step victory, but wait and hope in God for His provision through this process.

    Much love and many prayers each day,

  12. We are so excited for you guys! I pray that your adoption pregnancy goes as smoothly as you have planned it in your heads. 🙂 and if it does not we will be here for you. You guys desreve the best and I pray you get it. Dont be surprised she coose you guys. Who wouldnt choose you?

  13. I’m so excited at you two being chosen! I know first hand what God can do matching up the right parents to the right baby. I’ll be praying.

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