Sunday, December 16, 2012

#90: Our New Adoption Blog.

A few months ago, my favorite blogger, Jocelyn Christensen, invited me to participate in her annual celebration of the Family Proclamation. For my contribution, I decided to share the story of mine and Diane's struggle with infertility. It was scary to share such a personal part of our lives, but I hoped that by sharing our story we might be able to comfort others who may be dealing with infertility as well.

Since that time, Diane and I have felt very strongly that we need to start our family as soon as possible, and that Heavenly Father has a baby ready to send to us. As we opened up our hearts and prayed about what to do next, we KNEW that the next step we needed to take was to start the adoption process. It has been a crazy couple of weeks filling out paperwork, submitting background checks, working on a video, being interviewed, and completing online adoption training courses. Although it has been a lot of work, it has been very exciting to check off each step in the process. The only thing we still needed to do was to start our own adoption blog (No, it's not called AdoptedWookiee) and let the world know about it! So, that's what I'm doing right now. You can check out our new blog at togethersbetter.blogspot.com.

If you or anyone you know is considering placing their baby for adoption, please consider introducing them to our blog. The greatest desire of our hearts is to be parents, and we need your help to make it happen. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support. We can't wait to make two become three!

Because you know this picture is awesome.

7 comments:

  1. There's no couple I want this for more than you two. I will keep my eyes and ears open and spread the word

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    1. Thanks Anna! You guys are wonderful friends.

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  2. This is so wonderful! Congratulations on filling out the paperwork and such (Darrin and I started the process with a few different agencies, but never actually completed it). I'm assuming you're going through LDS Family Services? Anyway, good luck with the journey-adoption is completely wonderful; my family would be MUCH smaller without it. :)

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    1. Correct, we are going through LDS. We still have to complete our home study (early January), but otherwise we are good to go. And thanks for sharing your positive experiences with adoption.

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  3. Ah, this is awesome! I know you'll have your little wookiee in your arms soon!

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  4. New to the blog, just wanted to give my words of encouragement. I had a friend finally receive a child after 2 years of ways ups and way downs. Just focus on the light at the end of the tunnel! Best of luck.

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