May I introduce to you our precious, lovely, beautiful, and sweet daughter, Ada. Surprise!!! Steve and I are parents!! Oh. My. God. We are parents! If you asked me at the end of September if Steve and I would be in the position we're in now, I would probably ignore you. We have been through … Continue reading Surprise!!!
Hello, Readers. It's been six weeks since I last posted. The world has been up and down for Steve and me, but we've made progress. (See old posts: Sudden Changes and We're Matched.) We are ready for whatever the world brings our way. We went through a lot of emotions between September 17th and September … Continue reading Checking In Again
This is a post I never thought I would ever write. On the night of September 24th, the birth mother who chose us to adopt her unborn baby was hit by a car. She and her baby died at the hospital that night. The birth mother's name was Megan. I want her name to be … Continue reading Sudden Changes
This post looks at how we were matched with a birth mother and the possible risks associated with being matched. This doesn't represent all adoption experiences. On Tuesday, September 17th, I was driving home from an educational training. My trip home was about an hour-long, so I had my current audiobook playing. When I drive, … Continue reading We’re Matched!
Below are some thoughts I have on this Mother's Day 2019. Sorry if they seem rambling. ______________________________________________________________________________ It's Mother's Day again. I sent out my annual message and love to my family and friends who are mothers. I mostly stayed off of social media because I knew that I would probably get "emotional" seeing all … Continue reading Thoughts on Mother’s Day
We are just over a week away from 2019, which means changes are coming. I decided to make a change to the blog. Since the focus of my blog has changed, Sarah Drinks All the Water doesn't fit any more. For the new year, I am reflecting that change. After much debate, I have decided … Continue reading New Year New Name
This morning, I decided to make a "frequently asked questions" post related to so many of the questions and statements that have been asked Steve and me. It might be helpful. It might not. It will allow me to release some frustrations. Why are you adopting? Did you give up on having your own child? Steve and … Continue reading FAQs
Today is a special co-written post with my husband, Steve. Say hi, Steve. Hi, Steve. I haven't said a huge amount on here for the last several weeks because we wanted to get a big update instead of a bunch of little ones. After three and a half months of working on our home study, … Continue reading Looking at the End of the Rainbow
Sometimes people ask how much paperwork goes into adopting. Well, here is an example of how much. This is one completed home study book to show to a potential adoption lawyer tomorrow. I will have a separate one for when we meet on Tuesday with a group we may adopt with. (The binder is an … Continue reading A Quick Post about Paperwork
This will be a short post, but I wanted to do a quick update. Steve and I have been approved to adopt!! We have our copies of the final home study report and have scheduled meetings with an adoption lawyer and a group that may be helpful in connecting with a child and birth parents … Continue reading Entering the next phase