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
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
2018. Post 39/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 3") I was in the room when B was born. As I held B for the first time, my heart exploded with emotion. All of the memories of holding M for the first time flooded back to me, and I couldn't help but cry. My heart felt … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 4
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
2018. Post 35/100. A number of people have asked me about our adoption story: why we chose to adopt, why we chose to adopt between having biological children, what it was like working with an adoption consultant, why we chose domestic adoption, why we chose an open adoption... and on and on I could go. … Continue reading Adoption Series: Introduction
#francispartyof4 UPDATE!!!!! This is us!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!. We are adopting a baby GIRL 🎀 this July from Utah! Please continue to pray for our brave birth mama and this sweet baby in her womb! 💝
After hours of staring at our computer screens, our book is done! Chad used his design skills to put together our book, and then I filled in most of the text! We did it! Now we just need to wait for our home study to be officially "done" (2nd visit with our social worker is … Continue reading #FrancisPartyof4: Adoption Profile Book Ready for Print!