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We could use prayers :)

FI and I have made a BIG choice this week, and could use all your prayers!

A little background - I am an Ovarian Cancer survivor and due to the treatment am no longer able to have children. FI and I looked through a lot of info about different adoption options both private and public and have decided to adopt locally through Children's Aid. We would like to start newborn and the average wait for that is 2-4 years.

Because of this we come to this week's decision... we started the process :) I had my first phone interview on Tuesday with a worker and today the package came in the mail with a bunch of forms to fill out, the card of our assigned worker, etc.

We know this is totally what we want to do, and just ask for your prayers that this works out and we can expand our family in the future with a happy healthy baby through this route :) We figure we can start now and get paperwork, home assessments, the classes, etc all out of the way before the wedding :)

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  • I'm very sorry about your situation, but I think it is wonderful that you and your FI are able to do this. And its even greater that you are helping a child. Praying!
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    [QUOTE]I'm very sorry about your situation, but I think it is wonderful that you and your FI are able to do this. And its even greater that you are helping a child. Praying!
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  • Thanks ladies :) I am SO excited that FI is onboard for this, it was one thing I worried about early in our relationship was how he was going to handle when the baby itch came lol
  • Prayers that the process goes smoothly and this brings yall even closer to each other and God.
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  • What a great step forward in your life! I'll be praying for the two of you on this journey. :)
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    Oh my goodness! I am so so so excited for you girlie!! Please keep us posted on this process.

    Major prayers and love coming your way!

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  • I will most certainly be praying for you! *hugs*
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  • Oh yayyy!! I love adoption and want to adopt someday. I'm an adoption blog junkie. I'll be praying! :) Keep us updated.
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  • Thanks ladies :) I am like bouncing off the walls excited watching the clock, work ends in 35 minutes, and then I can drive home to open the package we got in the mail with FI! Yay!

    RyansBeloved - Mind sharing some of your fav adoption blogs?
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    Haha, yep.

    Hmm. Well you're doing domestic adoption, so here this is a family that just adopted their daughter in the last month:
    http://www.marvelousloveblog.com/

    I personally know this blogger. Her blog was founded to remember her stillbirth daughter last year. Last week she and her husband just finalized the adoption of their two year old from foster care. They both want 8 kids, so there will before sure more to come:
    http://mommyofsadiemae.blogspot.com/

    This is the blog of a missionary couple with adopted children running an orphanage in Guetemala:
    http://buildingtheblocks.blogspot.com/

    These people are trying bring their daughter home from Taiwan:
    http://about2bmore.blogspot.com/

    Here is another domestic adoption blog:
    http://theroadlesstraveledadoption.blogspot.com/

    This mother is in Zambia while her husband is holding down the fort in the US trying to get her daughters (plural) adoption finalized:
    http://heartacrossthewater.blogspot.com/

    Another waiting for Taiwan:
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

    This family is adopting from India and are foster parents:
    http://manyheartsonefamily.wordpress.com/

    They have an adopted daughter from Uganda:
    http://www.heirswithchrist.com/

    And another one:
    http://www.heirswithchrist.com/

    And this is just a small sample. I was not kidding when I said I was a junkie. :) But one day, my blog will be amongst them when I get to adopt! (These are all Christian)
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  • So excited for you! I believe that God has a special place in his heart for children without parents to take care of them. The Bible talks so many places about how He wants us to care for the orphans. I'm so excited when I see people who are willing and able to give a child a forever family!
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  • Wow, that does sound like a big step!  Good luck with everything!  
  • Thanks everyone :)

    Thanks, I have some time home this afternoon while FI is at a couple business meetings so I am SO checking those blogs out!!!
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