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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Not Much To Say...

Well, I don't have much to say.  I desperately wish I had tons to share.  But for now, I will just give you the little progress we have.

Stressed is the theme of life right now.  I thought it was a big enough decision to finally figure out that we wanted to adopt.  But now we have to figure out how to go about adopting.  Domestic adoption, international adoption, adoption through an agency, adoption through an attorney, or adoption through DHS.  There's so many variables!

We have settled on domestic adoption through an agency or attorney, but that just brings up even more variables of actually finding someone to work with!  We have contacted a local agency and attorney, but neither one have returned any of our calls.  There's an agency about an hour and a half away from us that we have been in contact with, but then there's the issue of expenses.  Adoption is expensive enough on its own.  Not sure if we want to pile on the added cost of traveling back and forth there a lot.  Our latest pursuit has been to contact another local attorney company to talk to them about their process, fees, etc.

So that's it.  That's all there is to say...and it's driving me crazy!  My head and heart are moving forward so much faster than this process actually is!  Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we try to figure out our finances for this journey and try to find the right path to take.

I'll leave you with a video of a great song by Steven Curtis Chapman about adoption.

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Anonymous said...

vanessa, my husband and i are going through adoption as well. yours and ours is a similar situation. we were able to find an agency that didn't have any charges but asked that couples be welcoming to the idea of open adoption. e-mail me if you would like more details. i know the feelings you are going through. my heart aches with yours! andrea@alynnfoto,com.

Kristi Bowers said...

praying it gets easier and that your child is brought to you in HIS perfect timing!!