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We adopted our first child, E, in November 2009. Â He turned one at the end of October. Â Wow, the year went fast!
1. What led you to adoption?
My husband and I turned to adoption to fulfill our dream of becoming parents. Â Since we are unable to have children of our own, we saw adoption as a beautiful gift and a blessing for infertile couples like ourselves.
2. What was most helpful in the beginning of your journey?
I found a lot of help in asking others who had adopted to share their experiences. Â For me, talking to someone who had been through the process already was extremely helpful.
3. Â What were/are your favorite adoption resources?
The website Adoption Voices was great (www.adoptionvoices.com). Â I also really enjoyed the adoption book written byÂ Dr. Ray Guarendi. (Adoption: Chosing It, Living It, Loving It)
4. Â How did you fund your adoption?
We saved, saved, and saved some more! Â There were also some miracles along the way. Â I think God takes care ofÂ adoptive familiesÂ in this department.
5. Â Why did you choose International/Domestic/Foster?
We choseÂ domestic adoptionÂ because it was less expensive. Â We also realized we wouldn’t have to travel for a long period of time. Â Due to my husband’s work schedule, extensive travel was not an option. Â
6. Â Anything you would say to encourage those still on the fence?
I can’t imagine our life without our little E! Â He is “our’s.” Â God has a way of leading people to adopt and then leading them to their child. Â If you’re on the fence, I would suggest praying and listening to what God wants you to do. Â
7. Â Any adjustments/challenges with your child/children?
Sleep deprivation, haha! Â 🙂 Â He sleeps through the night now though- thank goodness!
8. Â What was your biggest fear?
We endured one failed adoption before E, so of course I was scared to death that this was going to happen again. Â There are risks with adoption and I have to remind myself that everything that happens is all apart of God’s almighty plan.
9. Â What has been your greatest blessing?
I love being a mom! Â Little E has brought us so much joy! Â Hearing him call me “mama” and when he gives me hugs and kisses are some of the best moments. Â I thank God for the gift of adoption!
Thank you for sharing your story!