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 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 together! 1. Ask … [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
Our daughter was born in Florida, so we had to cross state lines for her adoption. Therefore, even after we picked her up at the hospital, we had to stay in Florida until our paperwork cleared both states through their ICPC offices. During that time we heard... When are you … [Read more...] about Letter to our Friends and Family about ICPC