August 5, 2012
Scott and I are raising funds for our adoption with Just Love Coffee. With this fundraiser, you can buy individual bags, shirts, hats, mugs, etc or join the club and get a bag or two delivered every month! So, if you drink coffee or know someone who does, this is the perfect chance to buy. Just Love Coffee with give us a portion of every purchase to put toward our adoption. We plan to continue the fundraiser through the adoption procress, but why not visit the site and make a purchase today?
We have signed on with American Adoptions and will hopefully have our profile active by the end of the month. We are meeting with them this week to discuss our adoption situation preferences.
American Adoptions has two different adoption programs, traditional and agency assisted. We chose to enter the agency assisted program. In this program the infants will be African American or African American mixed with anything else. We don’t have any preference for gender. The hard part comes in choosing what medical conditions (in the birth mom or birthmom’s family) we will accept. Then we have to consider drug and alcohol use. Once we decide that, then we have to decide on the frequency of use. Honestly it really is all kind of overwhelming, but will be well worth it in the long run.
We can’t wait to bring “Baby Smart” home.
August 4, 2012
Well we made it through the homestudy! It wasn’t as bad as I’d anticipated. I did feel at times like my character was being questioned, and my upbringing was being critiqued…and they were, but in the end what matters is that we were approved and can now move on to the profile and match process.
Our fundraising efforts are continuing. I wanted to avoid the usual pizza, donuts, wrapping paper because quite frankly I’m tapped out on those during the school year with all the kids. In searching for unique fundraising opportunities I found a great company called Just Love Coffee Roasters. A little something different and who knows, maybe, just maybe we’ll be able to reach our next goal!
Please visit our storefront and consider placing an order. Every purchase puts us closer to becoming parents!