Quoting Adoption is Awesome:“ Oh Lily - How wonderful for you. How long do you have to stay in Ethopia? Do you have the room ready yet? ”
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:“ Not sure if there are enough of us or not, but I thought I'd start a thread for those of us who have adopted or are in the process of adopting. Any takers?”We're trying to find a birthmother as well. We just decided to adopt March 2010. It's been an over-whelming process. So much information is tossed your way, feels like you're climbing a mountain. My husband & I have been married 11 yrs. and we just want to be parents. There is nothing more in this world, I want more than to be a mommy. Sometimes it feels like it's never going to happen but I have faith that one day it will... I hope sooner than later. So I'm all about joining this adoptive parent thread.
Quoting Melina :“ We're trying to find a birthmother as well. We just decided to adopt March 2010. It's been an over-whelming ... [snip!] ... happen but I have faith that one day it will... I hope sooner than later. So I'm all about joining this adoptive parent thread.”
Quoting Brown-Eyed Girl:“ Have you considered making up a poster or cards and leaving them at the hospital and other places around base?”Can't do that, we live in Germany....and it's a smaller post so we use the German hospitals. I wish it was that simple for us. It's soooo complicated BUT just gotta roll with the punches. Eventually it'll happen for us, I have to believe that.
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:“ Melina, being in the Army might work towards your advantage. Our first birthfamily chose in in part because ... [snip!] ... part because my husband was in the Army. We also had another birthmother call us from an Army base! Welcome to this thread!”Thanks for the welcome, I'm excited to talk to other ppl. who have been through the adoption process or are currently trying to adopt. And if you guys run into birthmom who are considering adoption, inform them we are wanting to adopt a baby. I agree that being an Army family has it's advantages but when you're stationed overseas; I think it makes the process of adopting a tad bit more difficult. Especially when you're just starting out. Just trying to have a home study done has been over-whelming.
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:“ Melissa - your baby is so cute. Kat - How are you holding up? Melina - Where does the baby need to ... [snip!] ... Family's magazine? There is a lot on International Adoption in there. Also what are you doing to stay sane during your wait? ”
Quoting Waiting on Lily:“ Yes, we are naming her lily. We are keeping her Ethiopian name as her middle name. We also found out that the lily is the national flower of Ethiopia, so it was very fitting. ”
Quoting M e l i s s a ♥:“ Thank you, the girl in my avi is my daughter. My son is the one we adopted. He is gorgeous.”
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:“ oooops!!! Sorry! My baby is a girl and she's bald and if I don't dress her in pink everyone thinks she's a boy! ”