Friday, June 22, 2012

Adoption Update: We're APPROVED!

Just in case you don't visit twitter of facebook (or you just plain missed it), my hubby and I got the call yesterday! We were approved and on to the next phase of babyhood!

Love me some Google

So, in an adoption agency, what does it mean to be approved?

So glad you asked!!

It means we are now getting opportunities. This is a simple email telling us about the birth mother and her life. Should we choose to embrace her we send her our 'opportunity book'. This is a book where we share about our lives, our animals, and our families. It's a way for a birth mother to get to know us as much as possible in a short amount of time.

SO EXCITING, RIGHT?!!

We are overjoyed. We even went and purchased two outfits. They were as unisex as we could get... which was harder than I'd thought.

We are going to be parents. It may take months or even years, but one day we'll hold that little one in our arms and know that they were all worth the wait.

Now we must complete our required classes (last class to be completed in November) and we'll officially be ready for placement!

If you're interested in adoption or just the story itself, shoot me an email! It's worth sharing!

Any exciting news you'd like to share? Let's dive into the positive before the weekend begins!

40 comments:

Suzie F. said...

Oh, Jen! Wow! That is AMAZING news!!
Congratulations to you and your husband.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations!! That is sooo exciting. So happy for you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Jen!!

Em-Musing said...

Lucky the child to have loving parents like you and your husband. SO excited for you.

Louise Bates said...

Hurray! Such wonderful news!

Escape Artist Linda said...

Such a wonderful thing to share! Some little person is going to be very lucky, I'm sure!

Amy Saia said...

That is wonderful, wonderful!! Congratulations Jen!! You'll be a great mama.

SA Larsenッ said...

I saw your status on FB last night. WHOOT!! Obviously I'm ecstatic for you both, but even more I'm genially happy, happy, happy! You are going to make a fantastic mommy!!

Laura Pauling said...

How exciting! That's wonderful Jen! So happy for you.

Charity Bradford said...

Congratulations! Adoption is such a wonderful blessing for parents and the children. My dear hubby was adopted at 3 days and I'll always be grateful to the birth mother for giving him a chance to have a better life than she could provide at that time. We never would have met if he had stayed in his birth state.

Hubby's parents raised him right too. For that I will forever be even more grateful.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Wonderful news, indeed! Congrats!

Meredith said...

Congratulations!!! Aw, that's such wonderful news! I know you've got to be over the moon--good luck with everything that comes now!

Becky Mahoney said...

Wow, huge congratulations! That's so exciting!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats again!!!! So so happy for you!!!! Unisex clothes are VERY hard to come by. We didn't want to know the sex of either of our kids, but we still wanted to have some clothes ahead of time. And most of the "unisex" outfits still seemed to lean one way of the other anyway.

Wishing you so much good luck!! Can't wait to hear the good news when it happens!

Theresa said...

Congratulations! Being an adopted child, I want to say thank you. It's people like you who give babies like me a change for a great life. So happy for you and for the baby that is about to be blessed with the love you and your husband will give!

Abby Minard said...

Congratulations again, Jen- that is so wonderful!

Emily R. King said...

AAAAAAAHAAAAAAH! Yay for you, Jen! Congrats to you and your hubby.

Matthew MacNish said...

Congratulations, Jen!

Johanna Garth said...

Can you see me jumping up and down with excitement for you? No?? Well I am!! So wonderful and big congratulations on being one step closer!!

Jenn Soehnlin said...

Yay yay yay! Congrats! Hope you don't have long to wait. :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations, Jen! So very exciting to hear that you're moving on to the next stage of your journey!

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!! :D

Jennifer Hillier said...

Incredible news, Jen. Congratulations! So excited for you!

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats! I hope the road is smooth for you.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting! I hope things go smoothly. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Jen, you guys are going to be great parents.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Jen! I've heard so many uplifting stories about the struggle of adopting a child, and how it's so worth it. :) I'm so glad for you!

Diane J. said...

Congratulations Jen! So now I have to tell you the best story. I used to work at Target...*ahem many ahem* years ago. When people would bring pregnancy tests through my lane, I used to get excited for them. I quickly learned to keep my mouth shut. Not too many were happy about it.

One day, this lady and her husband came through my lane with two carts full of baby stuff. They were both glowing! I never knew guys could glow so much. She was super teeny tiny, obviously not pregnant. But I asked about the baby stuff anyway...you know she may have just discovered she was pregnant.

She started crying. Happy tears. They were picking up their new baby. Their adoption had gone through. We all bawled together. Hearing your news, brings back that memory. That's the happiest I've ever been for complete strangers, you couldn't help but be happy.

I'm just as happy for you and can't wait to see the precious child you'll be blessed with.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations!

Callie Leuck said...

Congratulations! That's great news to hear :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, that's wonderful news! Congrats!

Arlee Bird said...

Congratulations! Parenting is a big life change, but I think for the better. Watching kids grow and being a part of that development is awesome. Good luck!


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Clare C. Greenstreet said...

Congrats!

Talli Roland said...

JENNIFER DAIKER!

That's fantastic news - you and your hubs will be fantastic parents, I know that beyond a doubt! :)

I've got exciting news but I need to wait just a lil' bit before sharing it.

Misha Gericke said...

Oh wow that's WONDERFUL! I'm so happy for you.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wonderful!!! So happy to hear that! You're going to be a great mom! The little one who becomes your baby is going to be very lucky. Congrats!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Wow, that's wonderful! I'm so happy for you. There's nothing better than being a parent. :)

Vicki Orians said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is such happy news. I was adopted, so I'm always thrilled when someone brings home a little baby in need of love.

Again, congrats. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Jen, I am sooooo excited for you and your hubby! That is wonderful news.
: )

Little Ms J said...

My heart leapt a little. I know what it is like to want a baby so bad your bones hurt and what it is like to find out you're going to be a mother. I'm excited for you and this journey you're on. Goosebumps.