We are so thankful and blown away by all the congratulations and kind responses we received after announcing our adoption news last night! There's no turning back now, huh? :)
We plan to keep everyone updated throughout this journey, but wanted to just update today with a couple answers to some basic questions we've gotten so far:
So, where exactly are you in the process?
As of today, we are contracted with a Consultant Agency (Faithful Adoption Consultants) and are in the process of completing our home study.
Are you pursuing International or Domestic adoption?
We are adopting domestically. There are orphans all across the world that need families, we are not naive to that fact. After experiencing the loss of a miscarriage back in Oct 2015, Bryan and I both felt an overwhelming call to care for not only the orphan, but also for the birth mother in need of options. If we wanted birth moms to know that they had options other than abortion, we felt that we needed to back that up by being one of those options. We don't at all believe that one type of adoption is more noble or needed than the other. We are just following that path that we personally have felt called down.
How old of a child are you adopting?
Most likely we will be matched with a pregnant birth mother and will be bringing home a newborn baby.
Do you have any idea of a timeframe?
Once we have completed our home study (hopefully within the next 6-8 weeks), the agency that we are working with has an average match time of 4-6 months. We are hopeful that we will have a baby by the end of the year!
How can we help?
Right now, we would love prayers for the home study process to go smoothly. There are a lot of moving parts and the faster it all comes together, the faster we can be added to the waitlist to be matched!
We will be talking about more ways you can join us to help (soon!) And yes, these asks will include the "f" word. (fundraising...come on people... ;) In the mean time, if you're interested in our thoughts on adoption fundraising, go ahead and click over to our FAQ page.
That's all for now!