Unselfish Love: Our Adoption Journey Part 6: Katie, Waiting and Supports

Three weeks until her due date and Katie was ready. In fact she was more then ready! The doctor said she was doing great, but as she wrote in her journal and counted the contractions and minutes in between, she was done being pregnant. Braxton Hicks again, she was sure. Katie secretly believed that little Shane was just crouched down in her uterus planning to [...]

Unselfish Love: Our Adoption Journey Part 6: Katie, Waiting and Supports 2017-06-12T14:57:21+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 7: Waiting, Nikki & Adam

As Nikki walked quickly down the grocery story aisle, she glanced at the phone she had set on top if her purse just to ensure she had not missed any calls. She stopped by the produce department to make sure she had her sound up loud enough.There was no way she was going to miss “the call” from Katie telling her she was in labor [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 7: Waiting, Nikki & Adam 2017-06-12T14:56:33+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 8: Its Time

Katie had everything planned completely. Her mom, Kathy, and best friend, Kirstie, would take her to the hospital and her friend, Jessica, a photographer, would take pictures throughout the delivery. Her brother would watch Ryder. Her bags were packed, and she had been ready for weeks throughout her numerous Braxton Hicks episodes. Katie would close her eyes and imagine the scenerio: her hair clean and [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 8: Its Time 2017-06-12T14:55:41+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 9: Shane’s Arrival

As Nikki put on her gown she kept praying that Katie and Shane would be okay. Katie was struggling as she felt like she just could not breathe, and she kept gasping for air, yelling "I can't breathe! I can't get air!". The doctors were scrubbing and ready to begin on the other side of the curtain which separated Katie and Nikki from seeing the [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 9: Shane’s Arrival 2017-06-12T14:54:33+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 10: Time Together

"He is finally here!", thought Nikki, as she looked at his beautiful perfect fingers curled around her own. Katie was resting next to her in her bed and Adam was at the hotel, hopefully sleeping. From the moment Shane had arrived, Katie had told them it felt like he was their child right from the start, so she left Nikki in charge of all his [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 10: Time Together 2017-06-12T14:50:39+00:00

Our Adoption Journey: Tim & MaryAnn

Our story begins in 2000, when we contacted Adoption Associates to discuss our options regarding Adoption. We joined the China program and were blessed when our daughter was placed in our arms in January 2002. Our son was 6 six years old and our new daughter was a year old. We thought our family was complete. There was, however, another plan for us. In 2004 [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Tim & MaryAnn 2017-06-12T17:44:11+00:00

How do adult adoptees feel about their adoption? Here is one man’s story.

Ryan Jon has never met his biological mum, but if he ever came face-to-face with her the first thing he would say to her is "thank you". “My parents were told they wouldn't have children but now they’re my mum and dad. They’re awesome, they’ve given me a great life and I’ll love them forever.” He told news.com.au he knows many women experience guilt after giving their [...]

How do adult adoptees feel about their adoption? Here is one man’s story. 2017-05-30T12:35:47+00:00

Surviving The Waiting Process: Advice from Adoptive Parents

No other journey in your life better warrants the phrase “hurry up and wait” than the adoption process does.  For most people, by the time you make the decision to adopt, you are way past wanting a child.  You have paid your “patience” dues.  You have made it through the flurry of home study meetings, gathering documents for your dossier and USCIS, getting them all [...]

Surviving The Waiting Process: Advice from Adoptive Parents 2017-05-10T00:03:43+00:00

Matt and Jenn Adopt Benjamin!

Let’s meet Matt and Jenn – Part 1 A child needs a family. We are a family with room to grow. Adoption is a blessing for us both. Jenn has had a lifelong desire to adopt, the desire to mother children not yet her own. When Jenn met Matt she expressed her feelings of adoption and whew, he was on board! After they married they [...]

Matt and Jenn Adopt Benjamin! 2017-06-12T17:07:52+00:00
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