We would like to thank you so much for taking the time to peruse our profile. Due to infertility, we are unable to have a biological child. Parenthood is something we have always wanted, and we are hopeful to welcome a child through adoption. We recognize that this is a difficult time for you, but we want you to know that we are amazed by your love and bravery.
If we are chosen as adoptive parents, we would welcome you into our life, and would love to figure out what arrangement works best for all involved.
We want this child to know their story and their roots, and we are committed to educating ourselves on the child’s background. We want to cherish this baby and give them a sturdy home life...We have so much to offer. Love, knowledge of the world, a stellar education and a supportive family.
We are active in our community and have a wonderful extended family, just waiting to shower this new life with prayers, kisses, and love.
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
At the recent wedding, we had so much fun. Seeing family from out of town was fantastic. We danced and reminisced. I am incredibly blessed that Paul's family has included me so wholly into the family. I go out with the girls, we take classes and have fun together. Paul and I look forward to teaching a child how important it is to have family in your life. How to be kind and welcoming and tolerant.
So, Paul and I are in a Cracker Barrel in Virginia, staying in our camper, for the night. Our view for the evening is the highway and some lovely mountain tops. We met a couple of super friendly people at the race this weekend. We always meet interesting people on the road. The leaves are changing color. Driving this time of year, even the interstates are beautiful. Tonight for dinner, I really needed it to be easy and a one pot meal. I made yellow rice in a packet and ground hamburger meat. I added butter, cream & grated Parmesan. I am working on a cookbook of my own recipes. Paul is so good at keeping us running smoothly. He handles the outside stuff & I deal with the inside stuff. Especially on the road, we fall into pretty traditional roles. I like it though. It's where I'm comfortable. And I surely do Not want to mess with the black tank hoses.
Paul and I had a great weekend. We attended the wedding of one of Paul's first cousins. He is number three of five kids. The wild child of the fam. I cringed at the best man's speech. Lol we like spending time with all of Paul's cousins get along really well. We have game nights, attend art classes together and meet up for family celebrations. We always have a good time doing things together. The groom has three sisters. Each of whom I adore. If Paul and I were blessed with a baby, we plan to just take him or her with us wherever we go. Babies are so joyfully welcomed in our family. To teach them right from wrong, manners, character, integrity, loyalty. Those things that are important to pass along. The wedding ceremony was outdoors and it was hot as Altlanta. So hot. No breeze. It was a gorgeous service but we were happy to get out of the direct sun. We all laughed a lot, cried a little and I had 2 1/2 mimosas. We danced the chicken dance and ate strawberry cake. Delish too! The longer we are married the more we do for each other....
We attended a photography exhibit on Tuesday. I have 2 photos hung up. The permanent display will be at a local hospital. It was planned to be open in 2020, but the pandemic pushed it back a few years. We would have loved to bring a baby to the event. Show them that art & creativity can be a part of everyday life. Today is a work day at the camper. Paul will continue to work on outside things like battery power and inverters, while I do things like set up the bathroom & kitchen on the inside. The desk setup is done so we can work from the road. I'm working on my latest manuscript at odd times in between. The working title is Pillars of Creation. It's a poetry book about the big questions of time and space. So much inspiration from the James Webb telescope pics from far outer space. Astronomy is an interest of ours. I made the yummiest nut cookies last night. Cashews, choc chips, coconut flakes, sweet condensed milk. Bake and voila! Crunchy sweet & salty.
We helped set up for the fundraiser of a very good friend of ours. Her son has cerebral palsy, cancer and a twin. He's been battling for 5 years now. His smile is infectious and his quirks are charming. Everyone loves Alessio, especially his class at school. The township had organized a flag football game with the local school's football team. At the end of the game, she ran with Alessio in her arms, over the line for winning touchdown. Alessio was given a street to be named him. It was a day for my friend to thank the community who has been very supportive of her and her boys. We see her often, in our daily travels through town on some business or other, and always inevitably talk about the boys. She is such a strong role model as a mother. I hope I can be half as strong as she is. Wish us luck at the Water Wars Birthday Party, the twins are having tomorrow. 😬
It's Monday. It was a nice and slow weekend. I made steak and fancy potatoes for dinner(cream & dill). We are helping our best friend with a flag football game this week. Her son is 9 and has terminal cancer. What a silly little goofball he is. Sweet & gentle. We are making arts & crafts baskets for the game day. His birthday is the day after the game. Packing this week also. We have a trip planned driving our rv to Tennessee for a NASCAR race. I'm not the biggest fan, but hubby has been to his fair share of poetry events and art shows, so I don't mind. I will write & paint & quilt while I'm there. And no, I don't live on Little House On The Prairie :) I just enjoy doing things with my hands. It's an art that produces something usable and durable. My mom taught me and it is something I would like to pass on.
I made one of the top 5 soups of my life! It was miso soup and I added some goodies. Like, chopped Bok Choi, green onion, miso paste, mushrooms fried tofu and noodles. Paul says it smells like dirty socks and tastes like dish water. Needless to say, I ate it all myself. 😁 I really enjoy learning about Japanese culture and cuisine. I'm a haiku poet and love their style of poetry. I respond to the emphasis on living in nature, among nature. To be an observer and hyperaware. Hubby doesn't get the allure, but is super supportive. I've never met anyone who is kinder, more understanding or relentlessly positive. He keeps my chin up when I need it. As I do for him. We are a team that way. We are good and kind and gentle with each other. (Unless otherwise specified😉)
Hi all, not sure how to start this blog, but here goes... Grocery shopping at the Asian market today was great. I found my fav miso soup broth, firm tofu and vanilla wafers for hubby. Ruby, our basset hound was a tad disappointed we had no treats for her. Next, we are heading to Loews for some camping equipment. We love traveling. So many new people and things to do.
So happy that Fall is here. We relish the slower pace of life this time of year. When we are afforded the opportunity to work on quiet projects and new things, when the rush of summer calms down. The leaves are changing and each year I am renewed in the joy of life. We appreciate the simple things. Cooler weather, a kitchen filled with the scent of baking and fall and winter festivals. We adore our community and cannot wait to share it all with a child.