October 24, 2009

One year ago today

we got the call for our referral.

If you feel like reminiscing go here.....


and here


You sure have changed Moses. From the fragile baby Samuel in the referral photos to our big and strong Moses that keeps us running around every day!

October 23, 2009

Thoughts on adopting again

I've kept this blog pretty adoption focused so I think it is only fair that I use it as a place to share my thoughts on starting a second adoption... and there have been a lot of them lately. For whatever reason I don't feel comfortable writing about the everyday joys and struggles of raising Moses on this blog. I'd rather save that for people in my life that I see face to face!

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how badly I want to start another adoption. This honestly surprises me because we haven't even been home a year yet. And I'm still barely getting sleep... but yet I want to add to our family. I just love being a mom and I want to keep the kids coming! lol. Of course in adoption it doesn't usually take 9 months so you really do need to start the process early if you want your children somewhat close in age.

And so the question is.... where?

Although really I feel stuck more on HOW?

How? How will we ever be able to afford a second adoption if we are still paying off the first? Ugh.... I hate money.

When we first started the process to adopt Moses we wanted (well, mostly mike... :)) to adopt
AS YOUNG AS POSSIBLE and Mike also was nervous about adopting from BC, especially the concept of an open-adoption.

Now, we feel so differently! I love it. Now Mike would love to adopt a child under five and has no reservations about adopting in BC and having a relationship with a birth family. I love how once you open your heart up to one thing God will continue to open you up to something more. And with that I believe your life will be so much more full. Anyways, I digress...

So.... basically I am just writing out my thoughts and letting you all know that we are considering a domestic adoption next. Of course we aren't closed to an international adoption at all (we just don't think it is realistic financially). And we are thinking about either adopting a child from foster-care or waiting for the potential of a birth mom choosing us.

Have any of my readers or "lurkers" ever adopted out of birth order? I have lots of questions about adopting a child older than Moses and what that would be like.... please leave me a comment if you have!

October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Two years ago we announced to our families at thanksgiving dinner that we had started the adoption process to bring home a baby boy.

Two years later and here we are! So thankful for our sweet Mosey.

Happy Thanksgiving.