Our match failed, the father wants to parent. Now what? So far, we've run the gamut of emotions. We took the day off, slept 'til noon and wallowed in self-pity. Then we got up, dusted ourselves off and started over. What else can you do?
We learned a lot from this experience, so it wasn't for nothing. Thanks J, for speaking up and putting us in touch with this girl. I know you feel terrible about it not working out, but don't. Our hearts are broken, but it wasn't meant to be. Please continue to help people and have hope for good things.
We'll do things differently next time. We won't announce it again. We'll ask more questions and not worry so much about whether we are upsetting the birth family. We will try not get so attached and protect our hearts a little better.
We know that all of you are excited for us and sad for us at the same time. We appreciate your love and support. Marlon and I are disappointed, but resilient, so don't worry about us too much. When you get knocked down, you have to get back up again. It's the only choice you can make. Better days will come, they always do.