Thursday, November 29, 2007

Getting Started

Hello Family and Friends!!

I'm still trying to figure out how to do all this, but I really want to start documenting our adoption process! Jeremy and I after four years of wanting to start our family have decided to put our adoption papers in! Hooray!!! Our fifth anniversary is quickly approaching, and we have decided it is time to adopt to get our family here. About a week and a half ago we got our first few papers, which we turned in on Monday. Today we were assigned our case worker, and we have our first interview with her on December 13th. The process of just getting to be an approved couple will probably take until the end of February... at least that's the goal, it could take longer. We have a lot of paperwork, home studies, interviews, classes, and did I mention a lot of paperwork!?!? Then we wait... we know there are children that are supposed to come to us. So I'll be documenting our journey to get them here.

I have an amazing book called "Fertile in our Faith" by Krista Ralston Oaks, the way she describes adoption makes me cry every time I read it. She compares adoption to a family reunion, some come to the reunion by train, some fly, some drive, some walk, what matters is who not how they come. So... here we go!

8 comments:

Annie said...

I am so excited to get to hear all about your journey toward adopting a sweet babe. I hope all goes well with the journey. Good Luck.

Miss Erika said...

I am so excited for you. As I read what is in your book, I just got goosebumps. Good luck with all that paperwork! Love you guys!

Kurt & Kristy said...

COngrats you guys and best of luck! looking forward We have had a few friends here adopt and we have seen a small glimpse of what you're going through and what excitement can come!! Good luck! We will be looking forward to the updates!

Jordan said...

Yeah. I am so glad you finally got a blog. I am excited that I can stay in contact more. We are praying for you and Jeremy that all will go well with the adoption. You guys will be the best parents. Love ya.

heidikins said...

so exciting!!! I can't wait to hear all about it; I'll be praying for you and your family, wherever they happen to be.

xox

The Maughans said...

Hey! I'll be sure to pass on the word to any of the gang that I talk to! And... no, I didn't have an epidural. ;o)

Brandon & Sara said...

I am so excited that you started to blog! Now you can post pictures for me to see on a regular basis:)We love you guys tons and tons! You are always in our prayers.

Sharlee and Dave said...

We are excited for you. One of our neighbors received a pink bundle of joy last week, after doing all the paperwork. What a blessing. You will be also. Love you,