All of that was said to me around the same time as I was going through depression from the stress of searching for our home, moving back in with my parents, and other random daily stresses. I spent some time seeing a therapist and taking anti-depressants. During this time I asked myself & my husband a lot of questions about what I/we wanted out of our life together, and reevaluated our goals. It was a tough time in my life, but we made it through.
In June of 2009 we bought our first home together fulfilling one of our most important goals as a couple.
In October of 2009 we decide that we would look into making our most important goal happen, becoming parents. We felt that God would give us a child when the time was right, but we also recognized that God had given us this desire, and an idea to fulfill it, adoption.
Since before Anthony & I married we had talked about looking into adoption. I don't know what about adoption called to us even then, but it was something that I know I felt I wanted to do regardless of if we had a birth child or not.
On November 9th, 2009 we attended our first meeting at the adoption agency. It was just an informational meeting where they reviewed the types of adoptions, the cost of adoption, and all of those things. We left the meeting with the first form that we would need if we wanted to go through with this. November 9th, 2009 will be marked forever in my heart as the day we started our journey to adopt. We got home and were a little scared, a lot happy, but all ready to jump in. We filled out the information they requested and e-mailed it right away.
The next day we went by my parent house and we decided to tell them about our plan to adopt. I was very scared, I had no idea how they would react. My parents and brothers we very supportive, asked questions, and assured us that they would accept and love any child that we brought into this family, naturally or otherwise. I was so relieved. That same week we received another packet in the mail to fill out, we attended a football game (which my Niners won), and I ended up in the hospital for the weekend. Needless to say it was an emotional week.
Quick answers to questions you may have:
Do you want a Boy or Girl?
Either is fine with us.
What age are you looking for?
Newborn-5 years old
Adopt or Foster?
Foster, looking to adopt
Don't you want YOUR OWN baby?
We have always wanted to adopt, & they will be OUR OWN.
Aren't you afraid to foster and they go back to their parents?
Not afraid, we understant that is a risk, but we believe that we will still be helping a child,
and when the right situation comes along we will then be able to not only foster but adopt.
Because we are as ready as you can be to have a child.
We know it takes more than love to raise a child, but that it a darn good place to start.
Does it cost a lot of money?
Nope, not when you do the foster adopt program.
If you are looking to adopt only a newborn, then you will have to pay more,
but we are open to children younger than five.
Feel free to ask any other questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.