“Adoption has the dimension of connection — not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.”  

—Isabella Rossellini

 

ADOPTION TIMELINE// 

 

3/28/14 - We're adopting! The journey begins!!

4/14/14 - Mailed in our first application packet/fee to CFC.

5/1/14 - Decided to switch adoption agencies - ours was currently full. Researching every other possibility...

5/20/14 - Attended 1st adoption orientation class with Agape in Phoenix, Arizona. Knew this is where we were meant to be all along! Received orientation paperwork.

6/17/14 - Met with Mary. Turned in orientation paperwork/adoption application. Received adoption profile packet. The mound of paperwork begins :)

6/26/14 - Physicals/blood work completed at our doctor's office. Doctor forms filled out :)

8/29/14 - Turned in colossal mountain of paperwork and adoption profile packet to Agape. Had fingerprinting and background checks submitted in office.

9/19/14 - Met with our super-awesome caseworker. Had our first home study interviews completed. {In our home. Interviewed together, and with the kiddos.}

9/25/14 - Completed second home study interview. {In our home. Individual interviews.} 

11/19/14 - Turned in 26 more pages of paperwork to our agency.

12/3/14 - Received a letter from the Arizona Court's stating that our application for Certification to Adopt was filed on 11/21/14.

3/16/15 - Received our papers from the Arizona Court's stating that we are officially certified to adopt!!! 

4/17/15 - Our friends threw us the most amazing fundraising dinner event!! Seriously, they are the best!!

7/20/15 - After months of filling out grant paperwork, we were approved for a $6,000 adoption grant from Show Hope! Yay!!

9/21/15 - Met with our social worker and turned in our adoption profile book.

11/7/16 - Vendors at the amazing Love Makes Market: Adoption Fundraising Event 

4/2/16 - Vendors at the amazing Love Makes Market: Adoption Fundraising Event

7/20/16 - This has been a year full of heartache and so many tough situations on the adoption front. There are not many words, but we are not losing hope....

7/31/16 - Received a call from our agency that we got matched with a birth mom. Baby boy is due August 23rd!!!!

8/1/16 - Had our first phone conference with birth mom, and she's amazing!!

8/2/16 - Got to meet our birth mom in person at adoption agency. One of the best moments ever :)

8/10/16 - Lunch with our birth mom and social workers.

 8/15/16 - OB appointment with birth mom. Got to hear baby boy's heartbeat for the first time!!!!

8/22/16 - OB appointment with birth mom. Heard baby's heartbeat again. Sweetest sound in the world! 

8/23/16 - Birth mom is due!!

8/25/16 - OUR BABY BOY IS BORN!!!! Welcome to the world baby Maddox! 9:18am. 7.5 lbs. 21 inches.

8/28/16 - Final consents and adoption paperwork signed. It's official...he's ours!!

9/26 /16 - 1st post-placement adoption homestudy done

 

ADOPTION POSTS//

INTRODUCING BABY MADDOX

INTRODUCING BABY MADDOX

MATCHED WITH A BIRTH MOM!!

MATCHED WITH A BIRTH MOM!!

LOVE MAKES MARKET : ADOPTION 

LOVE MAKES MARKET : ADOPTION 

OUR ADOPTION PROFILE BOOK

OUR ADOPTION PROFILE BOOK

ADOPTION FUNDRAISER // NEW PRINTS

ADOPTION FUNDRAISER // NEW PRINTS

T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER// JANUARY

T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER// JANUARY

NEW PRINTS FOR THE FUNDRAISER

NEW PRINTS FOR THE FUNDRAISER

ADOPTION UPDATE +  AUCTION

ADOPTION UPDATE +  AUCTION

INTRODUCING: RAISING UP ONE

INTRODUCING: RAISING UP ONE

NEW PRINTS // ADOPTION FUNDRAISER

NEW PRINTS // ADOPTION FUNDRAISER

ADOPTION HOMESTUDIES 1 & 2

ADOPTION HOMESTUDIES 1 & 2

GETTING FINGERPRINTED

GETTING FINGERPRINTED

ADOPTION PHYSICALS

ADOPTION PHYSICALS

SWITCHING AGENCIES

SWITCHING AGENCIES

ADOPTION UPDATE

ADOPTION UPDATE

ADOPTION FUNDRAISER // NEW PRINTS

ADOPTION FUNDRAISER // NEW PRINTS

WE'RE ADOPTING!

WE'RE ADOPTING!

Children are absolutely priceless, but sadly the adoption process is very costly. We’d be lying if we didn't say we weren't a little daunted by the overwhelming figures, but in the end, it’s not about that. It's about love. And it always has been. Many people have asked how they can help. Here are a few ideas: 

  • PRAY// Not only for us and this huge journey we are embarking on, but most importantly for the child{ren} out there that we are meant to find.

  • SHARE// Social media is an amazing tool, and it would be so helpful to us if you would help spread the word and share our story with anyone you know. 

  • GIVE// If you feel led to donate or would rather help that way, please know that even the smallest amount is such a HUGE blessing to us!
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  • FOLLOW// Thank you so much for being a part of our story! If you want to stay updated with our journey, you can follow us here:
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Any help is appreciated— We are so grateful that you would even take the time to read our story! Thank you for sacrificing for our family, to help us provide a new life for a baby and birth mom. We’re so excited to see what the future holds, and so grateful to have all of you along for the ride!