Sunday, November 16, 2008
So, Josh and I have been debating on which Adoption agency to go with. We had a plan that we would choose one by the first of the year. But I couldn't wait ANY longer....So we finally made a decision!!!! We are filling out the preliminary application today and sending it out this week along with a check! Hopefully we will get accepted! After we get accepted we have to go to an orientation and then we find out what our next step is! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us and for our growing family!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Josh and I went to an adoption seminar a few months ago which was very helpful, but we had so many questions when we left. We are trying to make a decision on which company to go with. We are trying to figure out which company will treat us right and better yet, which company will treat the birth mother with great care? We have been praying hard that God leads us to the right one. Hopefully we will find the right one soon so we can go ahead and start the Home Study, which will be the next step!
As a young girl I dreamed about having a house full of kids and Josh also wanted a big family. In October 2006 I thought our dreams had been crushed when the Doctor's told me I couldn't get pregnant. Then we realized, God had a different plan for Josh and I, and that we could still have children by Adopting! I was so excited about this! I started looking into adoption and realized it was a complicated process, but this is what we wanted to do. We have entered the adoption process with the attitude and opinion that we will be open to adopting a baby who needs a home. This baby may not look like us, but he/she will be our child, and we will be his/hers parents. The love we have in our hearts for this child is the same as if we had it ourselves. We know that God has already chosen our child for us, and we are just trusting that in His timing we will be united with him or her and become a family!