Inside: 10 Ways to Prepare for Your Adoption Home Study You made the decision to pursue adoption, but now what? What do you need to do in order to get ready? As you begin your research, I am sure you have heard a ton about the home study. It sounds a little scary to have … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for your Adoption Home Study
One thing we worried about after deciding to adopt was how we would bond with our baby. But, when we first met Baby B, we instantly felt connected to her. I think after all the years of hoping and praying, we just knew right away she was meant to be in our family. However, we … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Bond with your Baby
Once we decided to adopt, we started brainstorming fundraiser ideas. I love a good yard sale, so knew that this was one fundraiser to we had to plan. A successful yard sale is TONS of work, but it was worth it. We had two yard sales and made almost $4,000 all … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale Fundraiser
After being away from home for almost a month, and waiting for ICPC for about three weeks, we were definitely ready to be home. We also couldn't wait to see our families and let everyone meet Baby B, but it was super overwhelming. Managing a new baby and visitors was a … [Read more...] about How do you Handle Visitors with your New Baby?
Before we matched, I spent hours reading about other adoptive family's journeys. I found everyone I could to read about their situation, because I had no idea what to expect. Even after learning as much as I could, I was still not prepared for anything! I guess that's how it … [Read more...] about Our Adoption Hospital Experience