Saturday, August 30, 2014

Major Harris Family News

Shannon and I have been discussing how to make this news public. We have been sitting on it for a while, not saying anything on social media. Some family and friends already know what has been been going on in our lives over the last several months, and once you read this you will understand why my presence on Twitter, Facebook, and even blogging here has been sporadic at best.

Lets start at the beginning.  For several years now, Shannon and I have been attempting to grow our family. We definitely didn't want Kailynn to be an only child and she has requested of us and of Santa each year to get her a baby sister. Yet, after many frustrating years, thousands of dollars spent, and a lot of praying, nothing. Only thing Shannon's doctor could do was refer us to an infertility specialist who wouldn't be covered under insurance. So we were pretty bummed. The thought of not having another baby was quite devastating to say the least. So about a year ago we started discussing other options, mainly adoption.

This is what we were dealing with back in November of 2013 when Shannon received a phone call. It was unsolicited and definitely unexpected. It was from Guardian Ad Litem, and they said our names were suggested to foster a little girl, who we will call Lil Bit.. They wanted a decision, yet I was at work and Shannon told them she would need to talk to me first. They were suppose to call us back in a day or two, but we never heard a word from them.