A New Day

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Yesterday kind of stunk, but I'm feeling much better today. DH is finally feeling better thanks to new anti-nausea meds and we've finally accepted we have to take a new path. I've spoken to the other agency (via email) and told her about our situation. She simply asked we submit a letter from the doctor stating his prognosis, etc. We had planned on doing that anyway. Only 2 more weeks of treatments to go!

We've also decided (once our homestudy is complete) to market ourselves a little on our own. Originally we didn't want to consider a private/independent adoption for various reasons, but now we think it's time to expand our options. So dear bloggers, whether or not you know me in real life or just through the blogosphere, if you happen to know of someone planning on making an adoption plan, tell them about us! Again, once our homestudy is complete our hope is to have an actual adoption blog that showcases our family profile that potential birthfamilies can visit.  Also, we are very open to an open adoption.

In other news, my Weight Watchers venture has been non-existent. I finally feel ready to jump back in and that includes exercise. I bought myself a new pair of running shoes and I'm starting Couch to 5K in the morning. Lord help me. Wish me luck!

7 comments

  1. I just started following your blog and wanted to say hi:) Best of luck to you both on your adoption journey and many thoughts and prayers to your husband for a speedy and lasting recovery!

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  2. Good luck on your exercise plan!

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  3. Hi sweet girl. I am convinced that God puts little speedbumps and detours in our way sometimes to either slow us down or turn us in a different direction. A fairly recent family problem seemed totally devastating at the time, but has turned into one of the biggest blessings our family has known. I believe with all my heart that there is a child, either already conceived or not yet conceived, just waiting to call you two Mommy and Daddy. I will be keeping your family in prayer! Hugs to all.

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  4. I am a new follower and we have very similar stories.... I to have suffered HELLP syndrome at 21 weeks with 2 pregnancies and have 2 angels. Also my DH had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has been cancer free for 8 years now. We also are in the domestic adoption process. My thoughts and prayers are to you and your DH. I can't wait to continue to follow your blog :) J

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  5. Question - this is totally not meant to be facetious - I am truly curious - If you find a baby out there - say a friend knows someone, and you privately contact them, how does that work? What do you have to do to make it legal? Why would someone choose an agency over just a friend of a friend who is pregnant? hope that makes sense and I can not wait to hear that you have been matched! Love the new layout also.

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  6. Melissa, if that were to happen we would hire an attorney to handle the legal side of it. We would also have to contact the state to have a licensed social worker conduct a homestudy. We'd still have to have all our background checks, etc. If this situation came our way, we would definitely be open to it.

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  7. Thanks for the answer! I work for my states pro-life org and we run across these type of sitations - mom wants to put the baby up for adoption. I always wondered how that would work, so the baby didn't just "go to the highest bidder" so to speak. Thanks!! Prayers for a quick placement! If you ever want more gals to chat with lmk, a close friend has a 3 yr and a 1 yr both adopted, our sons preschool teacher just adopted an infant last week.

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