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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Parent Track

Whoever said adoption was a lengthy process was right.  We've been steady spending our weekends and evenings working on our requirements for our adoption.  Here are some of the things we've been working on this week:

We read Dear BirthmotherIt's a great book about thinking about what it's like to be the adoptive parents and the birth parents.  This book is great for anyone who is thinking about exploring adoption.

We passed and finished our online parenting class!

We had our first meeting with our Adoption Specialist yesterday. One of the next times we speak with her will be when she is calling to tell us about a match.

We're also working on collecting our photos for our online and print profiles.  After we choose the photos, we have to come up with captions.

We are writing our "articles" about our lives and views on parenting as well as a generic letter to the birth parents.  Our goal to complete the pictures, articles and letter is the end of this month.  So, we're steady working.   

Thank you again for all of your support and prayers. We'll be sure and keep you posted.

15 comments:

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

It simply amazes me how many hoops adoptive parents have to jump through! I know its a very lengthy process, but do you have any idea of a timeline of when you might be able to bring a little one home?

rockinabbs29 said...

I am so excited for you guys! I have that same book on my shelf at home. I was adopted as a baby, and have given a baby up when I was a teen, also. So adoption is very, very dear to my heart! :)

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Following your path with happy thoughts....

KRISTIN said...

Wow, that's a lot! It sounds like you guys are getting it done though! I hope your meeting with the specialist went well, I can't imagine she had anything negative to say about you two! Or Knox! :)

Ashley said...

This is awesome to read! You guys are putting your all into it just as you should. I'm happy you guys have begun such a wonderful journey! :)

Carolyn said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I hope that lady talks to you again REALLY SOON! :) You're going to be amazing parents!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

This all makes me so happy! I wish I was adopting McKayla!!!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

can't wait to keep following you on this adventure....

can't wait for a birth mom to choose ur awesome family! she'd be so lucky!

JWF said...

What a lot of (worthwhile) work - geesh! Best of luck on your continued path to parenthood!

Mrs. S said...

This is all so exciting! I can't wait to hear more!!

Britt said...

I find this whole process very intriguing since I know nothing about it. I can't wait to hear more about your journey! Best of luck!

Meagan said...

I'm sure you guys will have no problem getting selected!

Shari said...

I'm SO happy to hear more about this. Can't wait to hear more news. :)

J and A said...

My gosh it's like a full time job. It sorts makes me crazy how much you have to do when 'anyone' can
Just get pregnant and be a mom.

Missy said...

So excited for you guys!!!