Adoption Series: Costs

2018. Post 43/100.   People don't like talking about finances surrounding adoption because it's highly personal and varies pretty significantly from case to case. If you're hoping for a dollar-by-dollar breakdown of how much working capital you'll need to fund your potential adoption, you don't have to read further... because I just don't know. What … Continue reading Adoption Series: Costs

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Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 6

2018. Post 41/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 5") B is now 8.5 months old. She became a big sister to #3 in November and legally a Francis in December. She is crawling and eating solids. She loves big bright bows, exploring, and playing with (pulling) her sisters' hair. She takes 2 naps a … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 6

Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 5

2018. Post 40/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 4") Bonding with B was really, really hard for me. Let me backpedal a little bit and tell you more about myself. I don't love kids. Until I had M, I didn't have any huge desire to hold babies, play with kids... I was basically a … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 5

Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 3

2018. Post 38/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 2") Next thing we knew, it was July. Two days before Mama T's scheduled c-section, we flew as a family of 3 for the last time.* We stayed at an AirBnB in an in-law basement apartment about 10 minutes from the hospital, which was perfect--we got to … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 3

Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 2

2018. Post 37/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 1") Yep, pregnant. Our baby would be due early November. This tightened up our timeline for adoption. We could either try to adopt a baby before November or wait till 2018 to adopt. By God's grace, we were (mostly) excited for the possibility to have not 2, … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 2

Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 1

2018. Post 36/100. Chad and I decided to adopt before we were even married. It came up in premarital counseling and I remember sitting on our pastor's couch saying, quite matter-of-factly, "Oh yeah, I've always wanted to adopt a baby." (Apparently I hadn't told Chad that yet--oops--but that's what premarital counseling is for, right?) At … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 1