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We are now thinking ahead…preparing our house for the new family to be. After seeing a small waterspot on a ceiling upstairs we panicked and thought oh no a new roof! But instead its what we always new we had to fix, our attic insulation and ventilation. We have too much condensation in our house.
If anyone knows a good contractor let us know:)

We had our first meeting with the caseworker and had a great interview with her. Lots of questions about marriage and life and stability. Learned even more about what we were looking for in a family.

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counting down

Got another donation today…thank you!

can’t wait until monday when we get to meet with our caseworker and discuss more about what we are looking for in a birthmother. Only 2 more meetings after that.

got our first draft of our portfolio done, it’s a lot of work but fun to do. Learn more about each other and what we want in a family. Also just shows how strong our love is for each other and how strong we have become.

Gotten lots of questions from family members about where we are adopting from. We are sticking with domestic because its more aligned with the age we are looking for (infant) and its less expensive. It’s interesting to hear from others that the stereotypes of birthmothers are still strong in today’s culture and many still believe the fears you hear on tv about the birthmother reclaiming their child years later. Let me say from what we have learned that is just TV drama and myths. Sure it happens but fewer than people think.
We both are excited and not allowing ourselves to be scared off by stereotypes and myths.

yum pumpkin cookies in the oven!

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Got our first donation today, yay!
Thank you for thinking of us and supporting us.

Progress update: Our letters of reference should be almost done and submitted to the agency for review. Then we have our second meeting with the agency to go over more details and questions about our home life.

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Began reading thru adoption books the agency suggested for a homestudy requirement.

1. Dear Birthmother
2. Transracial Adoption
1. Launching a baby’s adoption.

The Dear birthmother book made me cry as I read it out loud.
The first myth of birthmothers is that they are uncaring… Found out this is far from the truth. They love, feel, hurt, cry, smile, and experience it all thru different eyes than the adopting parents.
Very good read for anyone looking into understanding adoption more.

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first step

Chose an agency and submitted our formal application. Attended our first meetings about adoption and on what to expect. An overwhelming week full of lots and decisions.

learned about how important it is to begin the journey right and remain positive thru it all.

this is the beginning of our family to be …

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