This is the big question I get right now, so let me inform you! With a lot of discussion, research, prayer, healing from the loss of our 4 babies, taking careful time & consideration and getting informed on each type of adoption, we have decided for our first adoption to do a domestic adoption! We have done extensive research and found an agency in Kansas City (our home town) that has a wonderful reputation with very successful adoptions! They do international AND domestic adoptions! So we are thrilled about that, because this won’t be our one and only adoption, we would love to adopt internationally as well, so to find an agency that does both was a bonus. Over the Christmas break we went and visited the agency in Kansas City and fell even more in love with them. We are so excited!
With a domestic adoption we will more than likely get an infant, and we would love to have an open adoption with the birth-mom and hopefully the birth-father if he is in the picture. We aren’t picky about the race or gender of the child at all, white, black, bi-racial, hispanic, boy, girl, twins, one, we don’t care! Because we’re not too picky, and they said that because we are an interracial family they said that our placement should be fast, so that is super exciting, but scary at the same time. Not that we aren’t ready for another child, we soooo are! Like tomorrow!! But see, the adoption is going to cost us $18,000 and we don’t have that or anywhere close to that just sitting around, so we will have to apply for grants, fund-raise, ask friends and family for financial support, and pick up extra work when we can (I’m starting to substitute teach the days Aiden is in school) so we are praying like crazy that God provide for us and we know He will; After all, He is the one has orchestrated all of this and moved adoption into our hearts several years ago, so not having the money we need for the adoption and needing it to complete the adoption will prove even further when it does happen that God made this happen!
I’m sharing my heart with you and my vulnerability in sharing all of these important intimate details, but we feel that’s necessary because you’re reading this for a reason, either because you’re a family or friend who is thinking about donating and needs to know more detail before doing so (which I understand and please contact me for more info if need be) or because you are considering adoption yourselves and the transparency from us is important for you to gain knowledge about the process, or maybe because you need to know how you can pray for us! No matter the reason, even if you don’t see a reason and just want to know what’s going on, that’s all important to us, and we’re glad that you’ve taken the time to do so! 🙂 Keep checking in, and oh, we love comments too!!