I want to share some more about the adoption process. My plan is to update the blog as we go along. Obviously, we’ve completed quite a few steps in the process, so I will be back-tracking a bit at first here. But I want to be transparent about adoption–why we decided to adopt, what the process looks like (or at least what it has looked like for us), and what to expect if you’re thinking about adoption. I am by no means an expert on adoption. I have done some, but not a ton, of research on the subject. But I do know our story, and we’d like to share it if it helps others who are thinking about or have ever thought about adoption.
My plan is to do a blog series on adoption with a new post every week or two. I know from this experience that adoption can seem scary and daunting. We always talked about adopting one day, we even thought we’d start the process not long after we got married, but when we got to the point that it became real, I was really nervous! The cost alone was enough to give me a heart attack, but add in the fact that there are all sorts of special considerations for parenting an adopted child, and I quickly became overwhelmed. We basically just had to take it one (tiny) step at a time and trust that God was in all the details and would work things out. It’s a tough process, but I know for certain that it will all be worth it in the end.
Next Monday, I’ll be back with a post about the home study process. If you have any questions about the adoption process, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll make sure to answer it if I’m able to :).