This post is by adoptive parents Brandie and Doug.
When we were waiting to adopt, we remember reading people’s success stories and how much they were a lifeline for us. So we wanted to write something that may help somebody who needs a little hope.
In 2013 we had finally completed the year-long paperwork, education seminars and home visits and had our names officially on the list to adopt domestically.
We waited for six months with next to no bites on our adoption profile. We remembered hearing that our profile would be seen more if we signed up for more than one agency. So even though it was expensive that’s what we decided to do.
Like a lot of women in her situation, she had considered parenting but didn’t think it was the best decision for her child at this stage in her life. However, she still wanted to be involved in his life, which is why she was weighing the pros and cons of open adoption.
From hearing her story, it was clear that she had done her homework and was carefully exploring all of her options. Continue reading →
So we began to move forward with the requirements in Ontario to become Adopt Ready.
We completed our P.R.I.D.E. training, survived our home study, registered with every adoption licensee we could manage, and are now left with the wait.
Through all of the other steps of this path there has always been something to do, paperwork to complete, questions to answer, things to check off the list.
Now we are left with literally nothing to do but wait. So to fill some of the spare time the wait leaves you with, we decided that it would be the perfect time to slowly design our perfect nursery and induce lactation in order to be able to breastfeed.