Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Circulation!

We are SO very excited to announce that we're in circulation!!! 

This means that we are ready to adopt (well, as soon as we are lucky enough to be chosen by a birthmom!) We have completed our home study, lots and lots of paperwork, and the required training and reading. We are recognized as a certified adoptive/foster family.

It seems like it took us a long time, but it was only four months. That's pretty fast. Those who are further in the process, say that now, the waiting really begins. We have been so busy these past four months with getting into circulation, that now we have nothing to do, but wait.

I shouldn't say nothing to do. It's up to us to network and we are currently brainstorming ways to do that, without necessarily paying huge ad fees. You have to get creative and that's what we intend to do. So, if you see a woman out on a corner wearing a board advertising her family, it might be me! 

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Joanna at Our Chosen Child. She designed our birthparent letter for us, and her work is absolutely amazing. We didn't even really know what we wanted when we started working with her, and the end result brings tears to my eyes. It's so us. Joanna has adopted herself and she does design work for adoptive families. We cannot recommend her and Our Chosen Child enough. And our child will indeed be chosen, just like us.

Joanna: doesn't she look like the nicest person?
So, without further ado, here is our birthparent letter. This letter is so important. It's our marketing piece and face in the adoptive world. 

So, wish us luck as we start the new chapter in our adoption process. We have no idea when our baby will come to us; we'll just just try to live life to the fullest and not stare at the phone. But, you never know. Any day, we may get the phone call that forever changes our lives.

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