Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been over a year since a post!!!

Well, where do I begin? In May of 2009 we were expecting to adopt a little girl. Instead, the birthmom disappeared on her due date. It was a horrible 2-weeks of my life. We couldn't locate her until then she had the baby and went home. It was sad, but in the end she had changed her mind and didn't know how to tell us.

During the Fall of 2009, we met another potential birthmom. Both times, the birthmom's just came into our life through people we knew. The second time around, we had a time to get to know the birthmom. When the baby was 4 days old, we were told the birthmom had changed her mind. It was very difficult to handle the second unsuccessful adoption. We had really expected this to turn out differently, but with domestic adoption, the mother can't legally sign away her rights until after the birth. I still keep in contact with the family, and wish they were doing better! The baby was born in January!

So, why start the blog back up again? Well, we are starting the adoption process yet again! We decided to go the International route and adopt from Ethiopia. It's going to be a long year+, but we are game for the adventure. I wish things would have been different, but let the new adventure begin. We are going to hopefully adopt a little girl who is 2 or under. We want to make sure that Jack stays the oldest child in our family. We are submitting our formal application today! It is my hope that you will take a moment and click follow this keep tabs on our family. This will be our main mode of communication about the adoption, fund raising efforts, and what's new with our family. We can't wait to share this journey with you!

Here we go....


Shannon Stephenson said...

Hey Joy, I wanted to let you know that I really hope that everything goes smoothly this go-round and you will have a happy little girl to add to your family in no time! :) You guys certainly deserve this blessing! Love ya, Shannon

Andrea said...


We will be praying....

I have several cyber-friends who have adopted from Ethiopia over the past year and half and it has all gone quite smoothly.

Happy for ya!