Saturday, October 31, 2009

misc. adoption info

We haven't heard any more news from the adoption lawyers in Columbus. They said they'd try to contact the birthmom again, and would keep us posted.

We also heard from the Abba Fund. They offer christian-to-christian, no-interest adoption loans (if they have the funds available). They do not have the funds available. Go figure.

I was irritated, until some relatively wise people weighed in on the situation. (thanks guys) I've been praying that our adoption happens in a way that leaves no doubt that God had his hand in it. Maybe that's what he's doing. Maybe He's just setting everything up so there's no mistaking that it was his work.

It's making me very nervous though!

on another note - Craig and I have decided to take a weekend mini-trip for our 5 year anniversary. We decided that it's okay if we have to spend some money to do it - we need to get away and be together on this occassion. We need a break, and we need to have some time to just hang out together.

That's all the family news we have right now I think!

Monday, October 26, 2009

bad bmom news

The birtmom we've been telling you all about did not show up for her appointment at the agency last Thursday. They've called and left a message, but she has to be the one to reach out again. It's dissappointing - but that's the news as we know it right now.

things to ponder

Our 5 year anniversary is coming up in December (yay!) and we we were hoping to take a weekend trip somewhere. The problem is that it's going to cost money, and money is the very thing we're trying to save for the adoption! I had quite a few extra hours in at work last week, so we should have extra money to go, plus this is one of those months that I get paid 3 times in one month. However, I'm wondering if we should just forego the whole thing and put the money toward our adoption expenses. On the other hand, this is 5 years for us. It's one of those milestones, we should celebrate somehow! I would also really like to celebrate in a way that takes us away from our little area of comfort and reminds us of "us". Who knows what we'll do - it's quite the predicament for me.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today at church we received $100 more in donations to put toward our adoption. That brings the money donated up to $200. That doesn't include the cans that people keep dropping off for our recycling drive. Amazing. Special thanks to the Carpenter, Ginther, Coffman, and Miller families for their help!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


A birthmom was supposed to view our profile on Thursday. I emailed the lawyer on Friday just to see what was going on, no response yet. I am very curious, but not as wound up as I was last time we knew our profile was being viewed. We know so much about this birthmom, and she sounds like a lovely person. I told my mom I felt very weird knowing so much information and life history about someone that I had never even met. I suppose those "feels weird" moments just come with the adoption territory.

I'm looking forward to the day today - Gabe's going to Chuck E. Cheese for the first time, and then we're going to my cousin's band competition with the whole family (grandparents, great grandparent, and aunts/uncles included). It'll be great to see everyone. Also, as former band-geeks ourselves, we will enjoy getting to see a band competition again. :o)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


well, thanks to some good advice from someone at our agency, we now have our profile with 2 lawyers, and possibly a third in the works. One of them actually has a birthmom they're working with currently, and our profile will be shown to her. We'll see what comes of all this

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

we're live!

We are on the agency's website now! They just added a section for prospective birthparents to check out waiting adoptive families. We're so excited, if you want to check it out -
I think it's very cool

Monday, October 12, 2009

more paperwork I think

We were told yesterday that we need to be seeking out adoption attorneys in Ohio to increase our chances of a match. I'm not sure if the person was supposed to tell me that or not, but we'll see where we can go with it. I thought we were done with all the searching and comparing, and applications, and all that jazz. I thought we were finally to the place in the process where we could just wait for a match (and then begin more paperwork of course) :o) The thing that cracks me up is that I'm paying someone to let me do all this. how wonderful. This process stinks most of the time...... but somehow it still amuses me