Many months ago I posted about our bump on the road to adoption. We had made connections with a birth mom and were preparing to welcome a new child into our home. Birth mom decided to parent and our journey toward adoption seemed to stall. We had a number of people who had given toward adoption expenses through our AdoptTogether page.
Then last month – enter Eli.
Through a friend of a friend we were connected with a birth mother who was due early July. She decided to pursue adoption with us. We made plans to meet her on a Monday – two weeks before her scheduled C-section. As it turns out, Eli made an early entrance on the next day. Eli spent several days in the hospital and we were communicating with our attorney to get all appropriate paperwork in place so we could gain custody. A week after his birth, we brought Eli home.
Due to the money already given through our AdoptTogether and another grant we received, we were able to cover some of the initial expenses. There are still other expenses associated with adoption, including some due to this being an interstate adoption. We are adopting a Hoosier!
There are at least three things you can do if you feel lead to help with our adoption.
1) Visit our AdoptTogether page to read a little more of our story
2) Share our AdoptTogether page with those in your circles of influence. Perhaps there is someone you know who has a heart for adoption.
3) If you are able, you can give through AdoptTogether toward adoption expenses. While there are many worthy causes and many other families pursuing adoption, we’d love any support people feel led to give.
In our experience, adoption has been a period of waiting and more waiting followed by a flurry of activity to bring a child home. Thanks for taking the time to read about and even be a part of our adoption journey.