Todd and Meredith

Todd and Meredith
A blog about the love and joy that came to us through adoption!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our future in the adoption process

Today Todd and I were on facebook looking at the Angel Adoption updates and we are excited for the day that we get to put our family picture on there. Here is an update on where we are in the adoption process. (

We had our final meeting with our social worker, Mary Ellen, and all went well and now we are just waiting for her to write the final report. She is hoping to have the final report done for us by the end of January. That is a huge answer to prayer that our home study went smooth and that we can continue on in the adoption process.

What is next? Well we will get the report and send it on to Angel Adoption and they will put out our profile for birthmothers to see and we will be praying for a birthmother to pick us quickly. We are open to adopt a newborn baby, any race, and from any where in the USA.

The birthmother and us will then have contact, if close enough we will meet, if it is a distance apart then we will have a phone conversation and if all goes smooth the birthmother will pick us for the parents and we will wait for our baby to be born.

Then we will go to the hospital on the birth day and wait for our child to be born and for the birthmother to sign over her rights. We will bring the baby home if born in MA, unlikely so we will be going to a hotel and waiting for that state to approve our homestudy and for us to have the rights to travel out of the birth state with the child, it can take between a week or a few weeks.
We will then do follow up studies with Mary Ellen for 6 months, if everything goes smoothly we will go to the court and finalize our adoption. As you can see it is still quite the process but we are hopeful for God's mercy and grace to walk with us each step of the way.

Please pray with us as we continue to look for support as we adopt. If you would like to donate to the our adoption we are grateful for every dollar. We have amazing families and they are going to through us an adoption dinner and people are going to pay to come and give that money towards our adoption. We are so thankful for our families and can not wait to bring our child home and show them our awesome families and teach them to love as we have been loved!

Psalm 63:3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Faithfully praying for our future child and birthmother, Todd and Meredith Peters

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Waiting is not wasted

What a joy this adoption journey has been so far! We are blessed with amazing family, friends, and support! As we continue along the journey to adding to our family through adoption it has been wonderful to see how many people are praying for us and are filled with joy
about our adoption.

We are still so glad that we are going to adopt and as Wednesday approaches and our last home study visit occurs, it seems unreal to us that we are yet another step closer to figuring out what child we will add to our family. The home study, when we looked into adoption was the part that was overwhelming to us, as they need so much information but as we got closer to doing it and now as the time is almost over, we have enjoyed our home study. God has blessed us with assurance that we are doing the right thing, we have not been nervous or anxieties about it as we have trusted fully in God for direction.

At church on Sunday the pastor had a line and it was something like, "waiting time is not wasted time." We are using the time to prepare for our child by praying, by being financially responsible, and by continuing to trust God.

What are we waiting for? We are waiting to complete our home study, and if all goes as planned then that will be on Wednesday. We are waiting for the written report from our home study, we are hoping this does not take too long and that it does not need to be changed so we can just be approved quickly. We are waiting for a mother to pick us, now this is an amount of time that we are not sure of but that we will be praying hard about, that the right mother to be will pick us and that we can bond and trust them and they can bond with us and trust us. We are waiting for our child to be born, funny sometimes to know that we are going to be parents, maybe in some months and maybe in years but no idea more information on this timing right now so we wait.

Waiting is not wasted time, hard to remember sometimes when we are ready to be parents and to adopt our bundle of joy but we wait in the knowledge of God's perfect timing and we are glad to sit with Him during this time!

Prayer: God grant us the patience to be content waiting with you. Father we look to you for wisdom and trust and we are so excited about our future. Be with us as we open our house to the social worker on Wednesday and help her to feel the love for you and for our future child when she enters. Amen