Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tell one tell all

We are approved! Our profile went live today on Thank you all for all your support so far. Now comes the difficult part: WAITING.
What does being approved mean? It means that we have passed the home study and we are eligible to adopt a child and in our case we are hoping to adopt an infant. When going through LDS Family Services, once you are approved they post your profile, on their website and your profile is available to be shown to anyone considering adoption for their child through LDS Family Services.
Now that our profile is live, it means we wait for a birthmother and father to pick us to be their child’s parents. We have been asked several times this question, “What is the average wait to be selected?” Since we are waiting to be picked, it is a tricky question to answer. The average wait is 1-2 years but some are picked within weeks of their profile being activated while others have waited for 5+ years.
This is where your help comes in; the more people that know that we are adopting the sooner we may be able to become parents. If you are a blogger, please add our button to your blog. If you know of someone who is considering adoption, please pass on our information, send them to our blog or our profile. Even if you don’t know of anyone keeping us in your prayers would help us immensely.
We want to thank you all for your support in helping us find our children. Our hearts are full and we are excited for what the future holds.
If you have any questions about us, our family, our likes, our dislikes, our quirks, about infertility, about adoption or really anything, please don’t hesitate to ask us. After going through infertility and now the adoption home study, there really isn’t anything that can be asked that would offend us. So please ask away!
Thank you all again for your support!
Also our profile number is 26165029.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Check. Individual interviews complete!

So we finished our interviews this week and now we are moving on to the home visit!
We feel very blessed that we were able to move on to the next step because we hit a snag with the fingerprints. When my finger prints had come back cleared, Sean’s were rejected. We quickly got him back in to be reprinted but they informed us that it may take 30-60 days to get his fingerprints back. I was pretty bummed about that news but kept praying that they would come back quickly. Well after the long weekend was over we were very surprised to see that we had gotten an email stating that Sean’s fingerprints were cleared! This was truly a blessing in our adoption process. This also allowed us to move onto the next step with the interviews and completing the home study.
Our home study should be completed by Monday and we will then hopefully be approved by end of the next week!