9.01.2015

We're adopting!



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Family, friends, and loyal blog readers,

Many of you have followed my journey with infertility over the last few years. There have been a lot of tears and ups and downs. The infertility roller coaster was not a fun ride and I'm happy to say that our family has stepped away from infertility treatments and moved on to a new chapter.

Earlier this summer, it became very clear to both my husband and myself that it was time to move forward. It was time to close the door on infertility treatments and pursue a new adventure for our family. After a lot of prayer and seeking, God made things very clear to us that adoption was our next step. We are so excited to share this news with you!

We have chosen an agency and spent the majority of our summer making things happen. This includes lots and lots of paperwork and a few meetings. All of our paperwork is in order and in place and we are just a step away from becoming a "waiting family". Our adoption will be a domestic infant adoption and the wait to be chosen by birth parents could be very long or very short. The timing is all in God's hands.

The excitement we have felt from day 1 of this journey is pure joy. There is such a peace about knowing we are in God's will. That He will make everything happen. While we don't know who our child is or when we will meet him or her, God does. The excitement I feel is identical to my pregnancy with our son. And while I don't have a due date and I can't feel this baby kicking and growing inside my belly, I am constantly longing for the day that I finally get to meet Baby M!

How you can help

Pray...

For the birth parents. Choosing to place your child for adoption cannot be an easy decision. Pray for healing and peace for both the mother and the father as they wrap their minds around trusting another family to care for and love their child.

For patience. Adoption can be a long process with a lot of waiting. If you know Charlie and I, you know that waiting is hard! We like to get things done and we like to be in control. In our meetings, we have heard over and over again that the process is "hurry up and wait". We have done the "hurry up" part with all of our paperwork and now we wait.

For us financially. As you may have guessed, adoption is expensive. We know that this is the path that God has called us to and that He will provide. We have budgeted for this expense, but it is not an easy cost to swallow.

Give...

Donate! You can donate safely via Paypal using the link below. If you would like to donate via check and need our mailing address, please send me an email. Your donations will be used for adoption related expenses including, but not limited to, the $25,000+ adoption fee due at the time of placement.


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Fundraisers! We are in the process of planning fundraisers. If you have any ideas or would like to help in any way with this, please let me know!

Thank you again for loving us, for following our journey so far, and for praying with us on this new chapter! We'll keep you posted as we have information and updates.

If you'd like to be on our special adoption email list, please sign up below! We'll let you know via email when we have news to share!

3 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you and your family! I will be praying for all of you!

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  2. Prayers for everyone involved. I'm glad you've found peace and are ready for the next big step, whenever it comes!

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  3. I attended high school with Lauren and just purchased a ticket via PayPal. Best wishes.

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