Adoption Photo Shoot

**UPDATE August 2013**

I am thrilled to share that God has given me the wonderful joy of finally becoming, and staying pregnant with our first son. I am 6.5 months along and everything is going great! You can read more about how this happened in this blog post. We are still planning to adopt near the end of next year, but per the recommendation of our adoption agency we are putting the active adoption plans on hold until after this baby is born. We are still raising money for the adoption, as it will certainly be a great cost. Thank you all so much for your prayers and continued support!

Thank you so much for visiting Homemaker Chic. My name is Noelle Talley and I am the author of this blog. My husband Adam and I are thrilled to share about our adoption journey with you. We have always wanted to adopt and it has been a dream of ours since before we were married. We weren’t sure when or how adoption would become a part of our story but we knew God was calling us to this. We tried to have biological children but after suffering from the losses of 5 sweet babies we prayed about taking the steps toward adoption. God is opening our eyes and hearts to his amazing plan for our family and we are now waiting to be matched with a birth mom. We have no idea how long this process will take, or what God has in store for us, but we are excited and ready to be parents.

We will be updating this section with new blog posts below as we receive more information about exactly who this child is that we believe God will bring into our lives. We ask for your prayers as we embark on the biggest adventure of our lives… parenthood!

If you should feel led to donate to our adoption fund you can do this by clicking on the donate button below. We do not know the exact amount yet that we will need but the agency is estimating between $30,000 and $40,000. All proceeds will be going directly toward our adoption fees, and any excess will be donated to another adopting family in need.

Thank you so much for your prayers, support and your generosity!!

Adam and Noelle's Adoption Fund

11 thoughts on “Adoption

  1. Ruu

    I’d just like to say how ridiculous it is that you and your husband want to take in a child, that was left behind, and you have to pay 30K-40K? No wonder only celebrities can adopt, no one else can afford it. How in the hell are people, who want to adopt instead of have their own, supposed to afford that price tag? It’s unfortunate and I hope you and your husband can collect the money you need.

    1. Homemaker Chic Post author

      Yes it is very frustrating that the costs are so high. Many of those fees go to the attorneys and adoption agencies. Some of it goes to help support the mother and pay for her medical expenses. It’s unfortunate that more lawyers and adoption agencies can’t work pro-bono. But we have to consider this money the ransom for our child and we know that God has all the money we need. We believe He will provide if this is what He has for us.

  2. Andrea

    Hi, I’m English so it’s very different for us as, sadly, in our country there are very few rescinded children as the vast majority are aborted. Nevertheless there are infants that have been taken into care as a result of neglect/abuse. These children sometimes need extra care. Can I suggest that if you don’t find the money God may be prompting you into this direction? We have recently adopted our little girl and, as with all of God’s plans, it has worked out so wonderfully.
    You sound like you have so much faith; however, anyone with faith knows that it’s like marriage. Sometimes the difference between papr and golden wedding anniversaries are an act of will. If it looks dark don’t forget the most repeated command in the Bible. Do not be afraid!
    God bless, your in my prayers.

  3. Lyann Sheldon Somers

    I am one of those “left behind” kids or “rescinded” kids. You may or may not mean well but, those are callous. comments.
    Could I point you in another direction? My adoption was considered, back in the 50’s, a gray-market adoption. Both my adoptive Mother and my biological one knew each other. They hired an attorney who handled the legalities. At 35 years old, I too had a miscarrige. I was afraid I had some genetic medical problem that might prevent conception. My parents (the word parents always refers to my adoptive parents)gave me the name of my biological mother. Admitedly, it was a dicey phone call but I found out my history. The information filled a hole, I didn’t even know I had. By being adopted by my parents, I was able to enjoy things that would never have been available had I not been “left behind”. I was taught morals, values, given a college education and a family that loved me unconditionally. God couldn’t have made a better choice for me. I don’t feel the need to revisit the biological family. I had two great kids of my own not long after the miscarrige. I wish you all the luck in the world. I wouldn’t change a thing : )

  4. shelly

    THere are thousands upon thousands of children that need to be adopted from your local children services agency, and it will not cost tens of thousands of dollars. Admittedly, you are not likely to get an infant and maybe not even a toddler but you will still love that child. I know – after having two sons by birth – we adopted another, through the county department of children and family services. He was nearly six yrs old when he came into our family and is now 18 years old. He is loving and even as a teenager acknowledges that it is a blessing to be in our family. PLEASE don’t be discouraged, now, or later when you have succeeded in adopting a child and are going through some difficult stage of rearing that child. There will always be difficult stages to work through – birth child or adopted child.

  5. Jessica

    Thank you for sharing where you and your husband are in your adoption journey. I am a birth mother of a 10 year old and so happy that God has a specific home for each child. Praying for your future child where ever he/she is.

  6. Chalyse Meiklejohn

    I just found this blog yesterday and love it! I was wondering if you’re still considering adoption even though you’re pregnant or if the adoption journey is on hold. Praying for health & happiness with your baby boy!

    1. Homemaker Chic Post author

      The adoption is on hold for now until baby boy is born but we still plan to resume the process once he’s about a year old. I’m hoping I can nurse the adoptee if I’m still nursing! Wouldn’t that be great?

  7. C L Smith

    Amazing and sweet story. I pray God makes your family complete with just the right addition for you guys :)

  8. maureen swoager

    Doesnt God work in amazing ways? You prayed for one you will have two, all by His grace and all for HIS glory! He is so amazing!! I am praying for you as I write this because I want to see you blessed and in turn God glorified so that more and more will come to the saving power of our Father, the great Counselor, Yahweh, Yeshua. :)
    My husband and I are also really interested in adopting, but we dont have the money. Would you mind sharing how you are going about fundraising? Also, what agency are you using? My husband and I loveloveLOVE kids (!!!), but I am currently on medication that prohibits pregnancy.
    Thank you for your time! God Bless, sweet dear!!


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