In just a few weeks we’ll be headed down to Arizona to wait for baby to be born! Lord willing, everything will go as planned and we’ll be headed back home with our baby sometime in September or October. There’s always the small chance that mama will decide to parent, or the even smaller chance… Read More Our Plans for When Baby Gets Here Creating Strong Attachment in Adoption
This weekend I shared photos from a baby shower that some friends at church threw for me/us. It really was a beautiful time, but I feel like if all I share is that, then you’re not really getting a true look into our lives and adoption journey. And if there’s one thing I want to… Read More The Rollercoaster of Adoption What 72 Hours on This Journey Can Feel Like
I think most people view adoption as plan B… you know, that thing you do once all else fails. And for some people, maybe that is why they adopt, which isn’t wrong! God has different journeys for each of us, and for some, adoption might start out as a plan B (but I’m pretty convinced… Read More Adoption Wasn’t Our Plan B God's Very Good Idea for Growing Our Family
Before heading out the door for my first baby shower last night, I checked my email, and lo and behold, there it was! The email we’ve been waiting for saying that we’re home study approved! I quickly forwarded it on to our consultant, and by the time I got home from the baby shower we… Read More We’re Home Study Approved!
Since announcing our adoption a few weeks ago, it’s been such a joy to get to talk with friends and family about it! We’ve loved dreaming with those who are close to us about parenting, answering questions that people have, and sharing more about the details of our adoption plans. And one thing that consistently… Read More Positive Adoption Language How to Overcome Fear & Speak About Adoption
We are so excited to be sharing the news that we are adopting! As we’ve been sharing this news with family and friends, there are a handful of questions that we normally get, so we’re sharing some of those here, along with our answers. Q: What is the timeframe? A: The average timeline for similar… Read More We’re Adopting! #teamdouglasadopts