Just recently, we again, went through the adoption approval process with our agency. Which means we are officially approved to adopt another baby! Like last time, our agency does not seek out potential birth parents, nor do they try and match us up. They offer counseling and other services to those who have an unexpected pregnancy. If the woman considers adoption the birth parents then pick the family they want to place their baby with.
We like this about our adoption agency; it keeps the mother in control of her situation. The hard part is, it does make our “wait time” longer, then other agencies. We are turning our “waiting time” to a “finding time.” We are not waiting for another placement we are sharing our information with as many people as we can so the right birth mother can find us.
Our daughter, Charlee’s birth family found us, through a family member telling a friend that we were hoping to adopt, almost a year before she was born. That is the amazing thing about adoption; you never know how the connection is going to be made.
We have an open adoption with Charlee birth mother and her family, as well as her birth father and his family. Which means there is open communication between us, we share pictures, exchange emails, and even find time for occasional visits. This has been a wonderful blessing in our lives. We love and care about them and consider them a part of our family. An open adoption is something a birth family can chose, both the birth parents and the adoptive parents agree on the amount of contact.
We could go on for hours about adoption, but we will spare you all the statistics and facts. We know that when a parent places their child in a new home, it is not a decision that is taken lightly, but is made with deep soul searching and love for their child.
“Its like learning to fly or falling in love, its gonna happen when it’s supposed to happen. Then we find the reason why, one step at a time.” – Jordan Sparks
If anyone you know is considering adoption please pass along our information. If you have any questions or want more information about adoption, we would love to hear from you.
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