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!!!
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!
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
Hi, everyone! It's been very busy with work and life here at home. That has made me fall behind with posting on the blog. I'm going to rectify it this week. Keep an eye out!
We're at the end of the home study. The previous meeting in August went great. This was our interview portion, and Steve and I are pretty much approved pending the last parts of the home study. Our last major piece, the home visit, is scheduled for September 25th. As of this post, we have two … Continue reading Cleaning Time
Steve and I are neck deep in paperwork for our home study. They need multiple background checks, letters, physicals, TB tests, drug screens, identification certificates, our marriage certificate, my divorce decree, our insurance, finances, pet vaccinations, a questionnaire/ self study, etc. I've been plowing through all of it because I want to process to be … Continue reading Paperwork is My Life
Steve and I have decided to start the adoption process. (It's early, but this blog is about honesty.) This is an exciting and scary step in our journey to become parents, but it feels that this is our right path. One of the things Steve and I always discussed is how our children do not … Continue reading Love Over Fear