We have always thought that some day we would love to have children and after talking about it and meeting with our doctors, as Todd has a genetic medical condition we did not want to pass along, we decided to adopt. We are thrilled!
We chose to start our adoption journey around August 2011. We did research and met with a few people before we chose to go with Angel Adoption in Cary, IL.
We applied and had our phone interview with them in September and they explained that they only took 5-6 couples a month, nerve racking, yes! But October came and we were in!
We had to do our home study before we could be placed on the website and have Angel find a birth mother for us. So Todd and Meredith contacted Good Hope Adoption in South Dennis and started our home study. We collected all the information anyone could need and completed our home study by January.
Now we are on the Angel Adoption website and they have sent out our profile and continue to send out our profile to possible birth mothers. We do not know when we will be picked. We do not have qualifications for our child, a boy or girl or what race. We are excited to see where God will lead us.
What will happen after we are picked? We will talk or meet with the birth mother and grow a relationship of trust and respect. The birth mother will go into labor and we will be called and be informed as to what hospital to go to (anywhere in the USA). We will then be there to welcome our child into the world. We will wait for the birth mother to sign over her rights to the baby. We will then have to stay in the state that they child is born until our home study is approved by that state (unless the child is born in MA and then we can come home). We will then be approved to travel across stateliness and come home.
We will have post placement follow ups with Good Hope Adoption and after 6 months we will go to court and officially become the parents of our baby!
We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we journey through this adoption process and as God guides us!