We survived…

We survived Emma’s TWO birthday parties, baptism, and her actual birthday last month. I’m still not ready to say Continue reading “We survived…”

Forever and a Day

Waiting to have a child when it’s what you long for is beyond one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. Sure, we stayed positive mostly. We stayed busy with work, school, social events, family outings, etc. But, we were always longing to have a child in our arms, not just our dreams. It felt like Continue reading “Forever and a Day”

Updating our Home Study

It’s crazy to think it’s been a year since we completed our background checks for our home study. But, it has! We emailed our sweet social worker, Alicia, Continue reading “Updating our Home Study”

Book Review {Secrets to Your Successful Domestic Adoption}

Last year, we started out our local library to investigate their selection of adoption related books. They even hunted down some additional books we could borrow through the interlibrary loan system. They were very gracious, and we appreciate them so much. We learned about the process of adoption mostly through reputable websites and from adoption social workers. Most of the books we’ve read thus far have mostly been repetitive, but there is always something to learn from each resource.

Secrets to a Successful Domestic Adoption

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In the Home Stretch

We are winding down our home study, but we are going out with a bang. This week alone includes two adoption classes and our final meeting with our social worker not to mention another fingerprinting experience for Jessica.  Continue reading “In the Home Stretch”

Home Studies Aren’t (Completely) About Your Home

We are in the midst of our home study. Despite its name, it’s mostly about us not our home. It should probably be called a character study. While we have filled out most of the paperwork, we still have a few things to check off the list. But, let’s answer some few basic questions.  Continue reading “Home Studies Aren’t (Completely) About Your Home”