As promised, I am updating you on our adoption process. We have completed the home-study and we’re just waiting for the paper work to be filed and finalized. So once we hear back from the agency that they’ve got everything sorted out we can start presenting our profile to birth moms! So exciting! So, I finally finished our adoption profile book. I’m so excited about this because I really wanted our book to be something awesome. I got this nifty digital scrap-booking software and I had no idea how much I really love making these books! It was so much fun to do! The creative options are endless and it made telling our story so much easier. If you are adopting and you are interested in having someone make your book for you, I’d love to do it! You can check out my Adoption Profile Services website Little Birds Adoption. So without further adieu, here are some pages from our book. This is just a glimpse, the full book is 25 pages. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks everyone!
Happy New Year Everyone! What a year 2012 was. I started this blog, which has been more amazing than I ever imagined. I’ve enjoyed getting to know to many of you. I’ve shared in the past a little bit about my pregnancy difficulties. I was pregnant for most of 2012, and suffered through the loss of five sweet little babies. God taught me a lot last year about trusting Him, even when I didn’t understand the process.
Some of you know that my husband Adam was adopted. When we were dating I loved learning about his story because adoption was something I had always considered. Early on in our marriage, before all the miscarriages, we discussed our desire to one day continue the legacy of adoption in our own family. In October of this year we finally made the decision to put pregnancy on the back burner and to seek God’s plan for our lives in a different direction.
Through lots of prayer and God’s hand working in a most obvious way, we have signed on with an adoption agency and within the next month or two we will be approved to be added to the waiting list to bring home our baby. At the moment we are waiting for our Home Study to be completed.
We are asking for your prayers as we move forward into 2013 hoping to finally become parents. We are also asking that you will begin to pray for our Birth Mom. We know she is out there somewhere. She may even be pregnant already. I can’t imagine how difficult this journey will be for her and I just want to bathe her in God’s peace.
Finally, we’re asking you to spread the word. If you know of anyone who is pregnant and is considering adoption for their child, let them know about us. We’re looking to adopt a baby from birth to 1 year old.
Thank you all for reading Homemaker Chic! I will keep you posted in this coming months. For now, here are some photos from our recent Adoption “Maternity” Photo Shoot photographed by the talented Patrick Smith. 🙂
If you’re feeling called to help support us as we raise the $30,000-$40,000 it will cost to fund this adoption you can donate by clicking the button below. All proceeds will go directly toward our adoption costs and fees and any excess will be donated to another adopting family in need.
**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!