Lilypie - First Birthday

Thursday, March 29, 2012

We are up and running!

Hola, we are officially 'in the system' now!  Our online profile is up and running.  This is what it looks like.  I didn't paste the link because I'm sure you don't want to read a VERY lengthy autobiography about us!!!  It details everything from how we met, our home, our neighborhood, our faith, pics of our family, and more.





In addition to our online profile, our booklet profile is finished too! It is 12 pages and it is lovely! We had some help from a friend, Scott Henderson and he did an amazing job! If you need a graphic organizer, I highly suggest that you contact him.  He is fast, efficient and does beautiful work.  His website is www.brandxdesign.com


Isn't it purrty??? LOL.  I had 30 copies made and I sent them to the agency today.  We can now be presented to potential birthmoms that call!  For some couples, they are 'matched' within a couple of months and with others, it can take up to two years.  Some couples are called after a baby is born and the birthmom decides to put her baby up for adoption at the hospital.  It all depends on our preferences, the birthmoms preferences, additional birthmother expenses and our home study being completed.


Last but not least, I saw this on Facebook the other day and it really encouraged me.  It reminded me that although my road with infertility has been painful and hard, I know that God has something great planned for our future family.  I hope this encourages you too :)

So, thats where we are at so far! I'm so excited.  Its starting to feel "real".  Until next time...xo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Working on our adoption profile...

Hola! Alot of people have been asking me whats been going on with our adoption.  For the past few weeks, we have been working on our adoption profile and right now its in the hands of a graphic organizer.  Seriously, its been like a part-time job!!! I come home from work and work on adoption stuff! I had to write all the text and find pictures of us over the years that I feel best represent us.  Once he's done with it we will send it to print and then we send copies to our agency.  Once they have our profile, we can start being presented to birth mothers. Yippeeeeee :)

An adoption profile is a booklet/pamphlet that has lots of pictures and information about the adopting couple.  It basically is like a 'sales brochure' for why we would be good parents.  It includes our background, how we met, why we are choosing adoption, our faith, our home, parenting ideas, pics of family members, etc. It will be between 8-12 pages.  If you've never seen one, they are actually really nice.  Here are some examples I found on the internet.



Sooooo...thats where we are at! Once its done, I'll be happy to share.  Until next time...xo