Wednesday, December 1, 2010

hallelujah

we've officially begun the adoption process! 

after a year of seeking, researching, chatting, reading blogs, friending "strangers" on the internet, and submerging ourselves in God's plan - we've finally reached a milestone.  today was the day when we took or initial application to the post office.

we requested the paperwork back in july, but felt we were just not ready to decide which agency we were going with.  after further research and connections with fellow adopters who were working with Bethany Christian Services, we decided they were the agency we'd like to go with.  we're very happy with their work with the expectant parent(s) and feel like their mission is aligned with ours - to find the baby that God wants us to parent.  we know now that we needed the additional four months to get to the right spot on our journey and we can both tell you that we are SO READY to be PARENTS!

it did not take us very log to get this stage of the paperwork completed.  however, i tried to be extra diligent in requesting doctor's letters etc. for any questions that we answered affirmatively on the initial paperwork regarding our medical conditions etc.  we are hoping that the more diligent that we are initially, the faster this process will go.  only time shall tell!

we'll keep you posted with each step, but at this point we're just stoked to have gotten the first set of paperwork into the mail, and to really be in the works!

this is our packet of papers for the initial application.


this is the special padded mailer we purchased to ensure our photo and papers would arrive safely.


here we are!  right before going in the post office to get this paperwork into the hands of the mail carrier!

here we go!

7 comments:

Cat's Litterbox said...

I am so excited for you guys!! Get ready for the ride of your lives!! I remember how excited and eager we were when we sent in our initial application and then the formal application... it just gets better and better as you get closer to meeting your baby!!

Congrats as the journey of many miles is just beginning!!! My prayers are with you and I pray for patience for you both!!
:)
Cathy

beth said...

I am so happy for the both of you. James cried tonight as he recounted giving the hobbie horse to y'all this weekend. I asked why he was crying and he said he just wants y'all to get to be parents so he can have a picture of his cousin on the horse. I just want a nuggle.... Love you both!

J.L. said...

Wonderful news! So excited for you guys. xoxo

Stephanie said...

This is wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

S and J said...

Congratulations!!!! This is going to be a wild, exciting, and emotional ride... Try to enjoy the highs and not let the lows get you down if there are any :) J

adrianne + will said...

Thanks so much to everyone for their love and support! We're so lucky to be on this journey!

Bonky's Mom said...

I found you thru Melodie's blog...we are an adoptive family, too, and just wanted to say hi and that we are thrilled you guys are building your family through adoption. Having gone through a bunch of the messy side of adoption, we will be the first to say it is still beyond worth it! Blessings to you guys!

BonkLand