Our Adoption Journey!

A journal of our thoughts, feelings and steps in the process of adopting a child with significant special needs.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Do we still help?

I got a question today if we have given up on adoption or helping someone in a difficult situation. While we have taken a different path to the child we still hope for, we haven't given up on anything. Though we have high hopes to be able to get pregnant again through surgery and fertility meds, we realistically have about a 10% chance.
While we are not moving for with an adoption plan, ie. Renewing our license and home study, we are still open to a guardianship, or temporary/permanent custody for someone who can't parent but would like options or involvement.
Yes, we would absolutely help a situation where a baby needs a home while a parent needs rehab or treatment and doesn't want to loose their baby to the system.
No, we are not a foster home nor do we have a desire to work with dcs/cps as we feel serious reform needs to happen to keep kids safe and families together.
No, we don't get compensation, and no, we can not offer any either. What we do offer is a safe, loving, nurturing environment to enrich the life of a baby that was born into a less than ideal situation.
Yes, we still work with girls to find resources and yes, you would still be in control of visitation and when you feel ready to regain custody. We will always listen to you, offer advice, and help find resources to help your situation, and always act in the best interest of the child (which is almost ALWAYS to keep the family together).
Our desire to have a child has in no way changed our desire and willingness to help children and families who need our help!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cycle 4 day 21

I hate the 2 weeks wait between ovulation and when I have a chance to see if we were finally successful in getting pregnant. So to occupy my time I work on projects for the baby we hope for, that usually means knitting, but this week I designed a fashion kit for my bugaboo stroller that I am particularly pleased with. This set is for a girl, but I plan on making a more gender neutral one as well.