Long time….How about an update

Hi All!

We know this has been far to long since we posted on here last. We have been keeping busy through the last year though. Last spring we bought a camper and enjoyed some camping trips throughout the summer. Amelia really loved this, as she got to come along on the car rides and enjoyed many walks.

And of course summer flew by us where fall lead to holiday celebrations, family and renewal of our home study. We also created a profile on adoptimist, which is another adoption outreach website.

We have certainly tried to stay busy and positive. Aaron and I did make sure to do some fun things in addition to camping. Like going to a Minnesota Vikings game this fall and we just went to see traveling broadway show of The Lion King.

Oh and we cannot forget to mention that we added new furry baby to the family. Aurora (aka Rori) who has settled in and has already created so many memories. She is one goofy little kitty who makes us laugh. of course Annabelle and Amelia though try to play it off that they are not a fan, until we catch all three of them snuggled up or chasing each other.

Like we said, definitely busy this past year and we are looking forward to what this year brings our way. Thank you all again for your love and support.

With Love,

April & Aaron

We’re in the Book!

Great news!  Aaron and I have officially been added to our adoption agency’s profile book.  What does that mean, you ask?  Well this means that our agency has added our profile to their outreach program and placed our profile in their waiting adoptive families.  When our agency meets with birth mothers or parents, they bring along the profiles that would be potential matches for the birth mother or parents profiles.  From their meeting they are able to advise the adoption worker if they are wanting to plan a match meeting with a possible adoptive family.

This is one more monumental step for us in our adoption journey and we are so excited to know that this will bring us closer to matching with our child and birth mother/parents!  We also have setup our profile on our agencies website as well.  Feel free to check it out and share with everyone you know!  Click Here to visit CHLSS Waiting Families – Aaron & April

Patiently Waiting

So true!

We are still waiting to be invited to the book with our agency before our profile is shared by the social workers when they meet with birth moms and parents. We have definitely made some strides though and are currently 4th on the waiting list.

Even though we are still waiting, we have been busy working on our outreach through postcards, pass along cards and any other way we can share. We also would like to ask all of you to continue to share our page, website or contact information. Thank you everyone for your love and support!

Home Study Finalized!

It’s official!! We are Home Study approved!!!

The last few months have been very busy for us not only with the home study process but also by working on getting everything in order for after being approved. Now that we have received the official finalized home study approval in the mail, we can start focusing more on our outreach. We have been busy working away on our Adoption Profile Flyer and other outreach options.

We are also awaiting to be placed into our agency’s adoption profile book.  This is were patience will be key… Currently we are 16th on the waiting list of this book and know this could take a bit if time to move up.  So, while we are trying to patiently wait, we ask that you all keep us in mind and continue to help by sharing our adoption journey.  Whether this is by liking/sharing our page, sharing our adoption flyer, or even just word of mouth.  Anything will help us get closer to a match! 

The Home Study has Arrived!

Hi Everyone!

Well we have been assigned to our social worker, Mykelti, and have officially started our final steps to completing our Home Study!  It is hard to believe that we are at this point in the process but we both are so excited to be this far.  Our first meeting was last week Tuesday and we have our next one tomorrow.   Typically the meetings range from 3-4 before hearing if we are approved.  We are definitely ecstatic to reach this next milestone in the process which is bring us closer to meeting our new family member.  Thank you to all of you again through this journey, we are so glad to have such an amazing support system!

Officially Paper Preggers!

We have finally reached the top of the hold list and received our application in May for the Domestic Infant Adoption program.  After going through and gathering all the paperwork needed, completing the adoption questionnaires and even getting our fingerprints taken, we have officially turned in the application earlier this week. A special thank you to those who helped us out with this step in the process.  We are now waiting on the review of the application and invitation to move forward with our Home Study process. We really appreciate all of the support our family and friends have shown us!  We are so excited to be moving forward in this process and will continue to keep updating our websites for any additional process updates along the way. Thank you again everyone for all the support!

The Outreach has Begun

So here we are the past couple of weeks working on setup our outreach plan. Making a Facebook page, setup on Instagram and Pinterest and just finish our adoption cards.  I do have to say part of me feels a little awkward putting ourselves out there in the online universe like this.  But the other part is so hopefully that this will connect us with our child.  There is one quote that does keep coming to mind from The Alchemist – “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”