We were scheduled to contact the expectant mother at 2:30. We called. She didn't answer, so I left a message with our contact number and ended the message with, "We really look forward to speaking with you!" We thought that maybe she just got caught up with something and would give us a call back.
Two hours later, it became apparent that the phone wasn't going to ring. It took another two hours before I finally lost it. I had a complete breakdown, and then composed myself long enough to write an email to the paralegal explaining that she didn't take our call.
We are disappointed. We are trying desperately to stay hopeful. Maybe she just got nervous. Maybe she had a family emergency and can't get to the phone. But, of course, I can't help but think of the worst case scenario: that she already spoke with the other family and decided to choose them without speaking to us, too.
I'll know more tomorrow morning once the attorney's office opens. For now, we wait. And we hope that this isn't the worst case scenario.