Learning Adoption Language

Like with many things in life, when talking about adopting families or children who are being or have been adopted, it is preferred to use a people first approach. So we thought we would share some of the words and phrases that is correct to say, and some that are incorrect to say. What not […]

Classes complete!

We have completed our required classes. In a couple of days we meet with our social worker once more.  We’re approaching the end of the home study process. We believe the next step is to create a profile book, but we’ll be discussing that with our social worker when we meet with her.

6 hours, 4 to go

6 hours, 4 to go

Part of the home study process is education. We have to take 12 hours of classes. However, our adoption agency supplied a document which counts as 2 hours. We have started taking the online classes required for the adoption. We’re 6 hours in, and we have 4 to go. The classes have been interesting. For those […]

We are lucky to have such supportive people in our lives

We are lucky to have such supportive people in our lives

I’m not sure how else to say it, really. Melissa, Layla and I are so lucky to have such supportive people in our lives. And I mean that beyond donations. Our realtor, and now friend, Jenn Klein asked me to photograph a client appreciation event. She wanted to make it much more than just a […]

Our First Home Study Visit

Our First Home Study Visit

We had our first home visit from our social worker, Cathy, for our home study. Although we were a bit anxious, Cathy, eased our minds as soon as we met her. We started by showing her our house. Although, it was more like Layla gave the tour. We then sat down and talked about life, […]

Answering your top adoption questions

Answering your top adoption questions

We are so thankful for all the encouragement, well wishes, and happiness sent our way as we announced that we are starting the adoption process to grow our family. It was amazing to read every warm comment on Facebook, read kind texts and emails, and listen to empathetic phone calls from our friends and family. […]

Starting the journey

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We have officially started the adoption journey. The process begins with a home study, which will begin in the next week or so. Once the home study is underway it could take a few months depending on a variety of factors. But we have confidence we’ll be able to get through this part of the […]