guess what???

You guessed it!! October 2nd there will be a precious little boy born and his mother has chosen us to parent him!!!!! It is coming very soon and we could not be more excited!!!! Our social worker called and said, “Maris this is THE call. She chose you and Steven!!” Those were the words that we have longed to hear for a year now. Today we realized that in just a few days it will mark an exact year since we began this journey to our sweet August.

We are still very aware that she can change her mind and decide to parent this precious boy and we are begging God that she would make the right decision for her and this baby. We still feel that she is the BEST and number 1 option, but if she decides to place we are there to parent this child. For today she is confident in her decision and we are going to move forward with it and be ecstatic!!!!!!!

I know that you all know the first name but for (I believe) the first time we are announcing his full name:

August Henry Bush šŸ™‚Ā  šŸ™‚Ā  šŸ™‚

We love this little guy with all of our hearts already and have experienced a new joy that neither of us have ever felt before.

Please pray for her and this baby. Our mom is deeply on my heart today. Please pray that our house will sell very soon so we won’t be homeless and have a baby at the same time! Please pray that God would provide the rest of our money needed to complete this adoption.

We love all of you so much and thank you for walking this journey with us!


32 Responses to guess what???

  1. Tamara Cosby says:

    SOOOOO Happy for you guys and will continue to pray for the decisions she makes to be the best decision for her and this precious little man!!! We love you guys!!!!

  2. Dave Gerhart says:

    Woo Hooo! That’s AWESOME, guys! So happy for you!

  3. Lacy Tatum says:

    Congratulations, guys!!! I am so excited for you! Praying for y’all!

  4. Adrianne says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so excited for you and will be praying with confidence along side you! Cannot wait to meet little August (love the name)!!!

  5. I read/stalk/lurk at Jamie’s blog often and have occasionally popped over here to read about your adoption journey. I just wanted to give a big CONGRATULATIONS on your new addition! Blessing on your baby beginnings!!

  6. Heather says:

    congratulations to you guys! We will be praying for you guys!

  7. Rebekah says:

    Congratulations! I found your site a few weeks ago, and I’m so excited for you. We adopted our little man in December, and we absolutely love being parents. I will be praying that everything goes smoothly and that all of you will have peace through the process.

  8. kimrhodes says:

    Oh congrats! This is such great news. Dave and I are so excited for you both!

  9. nancy says:

    YES! Thank you for sharing this wonderful news.

  10. […] we’re excited for our friends Maris & Steven! They have been chosen to be the adoptive parents of a baby BOY, due to be born on Oct 2. Please […]

  11. Mel says:

    Hi Maris,

    I met you a Jamie’s a few weeks ago for the PC party. Congratulations! We will be praying for you!

  12. Brea says:

    SO AWESOME! Great news…we are rejoicing with you guys!

  13. Susanna says:

    We are SO happy for y’all! Our babies will be the same age! How fun šŸ™‚ We love y’all and can’t wait to see you!

  14. Angie, RN says:

    Congratulations!!!!! I too semi-stalk Jamie and Aaron’s blogs and have been watching your blogs for news on August. How cool for you guys. Now if we could just get Amos and Story here, that new house wouldn’t seem so big!!!

  15. Tess says:

    Wonderful news! Congrats!

  16. Amy says:

    Congratulations. We will being praying for everyone involved! Thanks for sharing the news.

  17. I know you guys have no idea who I am, but I stumbled across your blog months ago and have kept up with you story. needless to say, I am thrilled to read this post! Congratulations!!! Your family and the birth mother are in my prayers.

  18. sanda zeic says:

    Be blessed,brothers.Ilove children ,Ihave 3 little children,2 boys,8.6.and a girl,3 years old

  19. Sarah W says:

    Congrats Maris!! I am so excited for you and Steven! Can’t wait to see pics!!

  20. Marnie says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am thrilled to hear the exciting news!!

  21. debraparker says:


    I am so excited for you guys!!

  22. Jessica says:

    Congrats! I am so happy to see this post. You all are walking the same walk as my husband and myself. I was following your blog before we got our girls and now am so happy that you all have the reality of an adoptive placement before you as well. Good luck and you two (I mean three:) are in my prayers!!!

  23. Kristen says:

    I found your blog a couple of weeks ago! I am so excited for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers these next several weeks. It will be a rollercoaster of emotions, but well worth it. We just finalize our second adoption 3 weeks ago, what an awesome journey! check us out if you have time:
    ps love the name!

  24. heart4kids says:

    Congratulations! We are adopting too. God is so good.

  25. aimee says:

    How wonderful is God to bring you the news of your baby boy in the month of August!!! Isn’t that just like Him! Congratulations and we will continue to pray for you as your journey unfolds!

  26. Mary Grace says:

    So glad to hear that your wait was a short one! May God bless you all as your enter the next season of your lives!

  27. katie jo says:

    Wonderful news!
    August is a sweet name.
    God is so good

  28. so happy for you guys. found you through my sister, brea. august will be so loved. awesome story of why you are adopting. best wishes for you all!

    alison h. in TN

  29. roni says:

    Finally catching up on some blog reading…what great news! I’m really excited for you guys! As I’m sure you can understand I have mixed emotions, but I truly believe you guys have your hearts and soles in the right position and I can only be happy for you.
    Oct. 2 would be the perfect day for another wonderful lil boy! It’s Elijah’s birthday! We called his golden birthday his peace birthday. He ran around the house holding up the peace sign with his lil fingers and saying “peesss me peesss day!” So cute!

  30. […] a duo to a trio. They have been going through the adoption process for about a year now (I think). They got the call in late August (fitting b/c their child’s name will be August) that they were chosen to be […]

  31. shevaberakhot says:

    May God bless you all.

    I would love to see more of us doing this. I am absolutely sure adoption is one of the main channels through which the LORD will be pouring out His healing.

    On June 10th 2008, a one year old called Blessing was plucked from a sinking boat, sadly her Cameroonian-Nigerian parents did not make it. They were part of a group of migrants trying to reach mainland Europe from North Africa. I visited Blessing at her orphan home last month, and she is doing very well. Yesterday I called sister Stefania, a Catholic nun, who is looking after her. Blessing’s case is complicated, the state has placed her into it’s interim care until her relatives are identified, if indeed they can be.

    May God have mercy on us.

  32. Scott and Tina says:

    We are so excited for you guys. We know from experience that this is an overwhelming time for you all. Some days you probably don’t know if you should laugh, cry, smile, or just pass out because you are so tired. We will continue to pray for you all through this process. October 2nd is also a very special day for us. That is the day, last year, that we learned that we would be getting our baby girl.

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