Monday, April 20, 2009

It's Time!


"Edwina's insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase." - Raising Arizona

This quote has been near and dear to me for many a year. It's funny and sad at the same time, which perfectly describes our journey to parenthood, (although mostly sad) This subject is not something I have blogged a lot about, but my hubbs and I have had LOTS of trouble trying to have children.

That being said, this is not meant to be a sad post. It is actually great news.

The hubbs and I decided (in sacrament meeting, no less... passing notes back and forth, yes we ARE that mature!) to finish our adoption paperwork.

We turned in the first half about a year ago, put down our "deposit". I think we (I) got financial cold feet and things kind of fizzled out on our end. I kept wanting these financial goal met (which is not a bad thing, except when you aren't doing the things you need to do to reach your goal) Well, we've met most of the goals now. We are almost debt free, and continuing to build our savings.

The final push to get things going again...

This weekend we went out to dinner with my hubby's sister (& family) and our good friends (& their baby). After dinner, we were walking out to the car and the two mom's took their babies to their respective cars because their babies needed to be fed (they both breast feed). I felt so excluded at that moment. I was outside, hanging out with the guys.

Our goal is to get all the paperwork, finger prints, EVERYTHING filled out and sent off by then end of the week.

Once we do that, we have to get our homestudy done, then we can create our profiles (one for their website and a hard copy) once all is approved, we are officially on the waiting list. And while we are doing all of that, we need to...SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!!!! Adoption is not cheap.

Donations will GLADLY be accepted!!!

So, my bloggy friends, over the next few months, as our adoption journey resumes, I will be keeping you filled in with the ups and downs, the highs and lows of this exciting time in our life.

Woooo Hooo!!

11 comments:

Lissaloo said...

Congrats, that is so exciting :) I have a really good friend who is unable to have children, they decided a few years ago to adopt & now they have 2 boys & a girl & its so cute how much the kids look like them!

Lynn said...

I am so excited for you both !

My best friend in high school and her Hubs opted for adoption through the church. They were blessed with a son & a daughter, who are grown up now. It is really uncanny how much the children look like their parents...a lot of praying and inspiration goes into those adoptions and is totally worth it...the paperwork, visits and time it takes. I never saw a happier couple than my friends when their son was put in their arms ! LOL

Kristina P. said...

How exciting! I'm sure you will both make the most wonderful parents.

And FYI, I had to file a claim with PayPal for your Snuggie, so I bought another one yesterday, and it should be on it's way! Please let me know when it gets there.

Again, I completely apologize!

wendy said...

This will be an exciting journey for you and I an anxious to hear about it. If I win any lottery money, I'll send some your way --worthy cause and all, and If I ask the LORD to help me win - so I can send you some - he'd understand - right

Melinda said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! My mom was adopted, so I'm super "PRO" adoption! :) Good luck, you'll be in my prayers!

April said...

Woo Hoo is right! I'm excited for you guys! And might I say, it's about time! hee hee
You two have been working so hard, you deserve the greatest of blessings! I was so happy to read your post. Now, go hurry up...it's almost Tuesday!!

April said...

Woo Hoo is right! I'm excited for you guys! And might I say, it's about time! hee hee
You two have been working so hard, you deserve the greatest of blessings! I was so happy to read your post. Now, go hurry up...it's almost Tuesday!!

Cher said...

haha! I love your comment phrase (...could lead to more posts!) Clever! Just stopping in from SITS and wanted to say good luck on your adoption journey! And, by the way, that picture of you and your hubby on your wedding day is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you're laughing! Priceless!

Lora said...

Very exciting! Congratulations on beginning the process. I'm sure it will be an incredible journey. :0)

Visiting from SITS and wishing you the best!

desert mom said...

We have two beautiful grandchildren that our Son and Daughter-in-law adopted. Best Wishes and God bless you.

The Spradlings said...

Oh my goodness! I have chills right know! I am sooooo excited for you! You are going to be the most AMAZING Momma!

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