Sunday, September 20, 2009

I need to get going with all this, things have been so busy....

Still working on contacting agencies. I have numbers, but haven't had the time to call yet. I really need to get on that this week. I've also re-joined WW and am in my third week. I've lost a total of 7 pds so far. I'm still messing up and eating things I shouldn't, but am working on sticking with eating better. I've been working out some as well, which has been good. I figure if I'm not able to have a child right now while I'm going through this whole adoption thing i'm going to work on losing weight and getting myself back into shape. I need to do this for myself and my health.

I have part of Thursday off so I guess I'll have to do some of my calls then. I don't want to call from work and I don't get much of a lunch break so even if I go to my car and call on my cell I wouldn't have enough time to really talk to them. Some agencies you can go on there website and get information, but I am thinking it would be better to call them in person, talk to them, and then have them mail me the information.

I'm also going to order some adoption books online to read hopefully that will help me through this whole process a little as well.

The whole thing is just so overwhelming and so confusing....dh is in it with me which is wonderful. I feel good knowing that he is up for this whole thing as well, and he is very open to adopting any child, so that comforts me as well :-)

I'll post as soon as I get the ball rolling with this whole thing. Any thoughts and prayers would be appreciated! THANK YOU!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Well Thursday will be spent contacting adoption agencies...

Called the Social Security office as a co-worker had adopted her two kids through them but from a different county. They told me all the did was fostering and most of it was short term, if I wanted to go the adoption route I would have to call an adoption agency :-(

They did give me about 3 names and numbers for local agencies to call. I have been trying to do research online for them, and then will call Thursday and see if they can send me some information. I'm just hoping some of them are reasonable in price. I have seen adoptions fee's go so high.

There is just so much information out there, it's overwhelming. We just finally got done paying all our medical bills from my surgery and the 6 IUI's we did. We wanted that to be behind us before moving on to the next step.

Oh and yet ANOTHER co-worker is pregnant. I'm so happy for her, but so sad for us (I know that sounds selfish, but I so want a child) I just hope this adoption thing works out so our dreams of raising a child can come true :-)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Moving on to something new :-)

Well it's been almost a month since my last post. We didn't have our luck with trying ourselves, we didn't have luck with fertility treatments so now we are looking towards adoption. And you know what? I'm actually looking pretty forward to it. I always told dh that even if we did have a child on our own, I would still love to adopt one day. Maybe this is just what God is meaning for us to do at this moment in our lives.

I have been doing some research online and am lucky enough that the new Dr. we hired at my work adopted two children from social services which is where we are going to try, so I know if I some questions I have some people to go to.

If anyone has any recommendations on books, websites, etc. or just any advice you can give me it would be really appreciated. I am hoping to talk to someone at social services dept next week to figure out what we need to do to get the ball rolling.

I know it can take a few years to get everything said and done, I just want to be as informed as I can about everything.

I just feel like we are finally going in the right direction again and I am really excited. There is nothing more I want then to have a Happy Family with my dh, our three furkids and a child to take care of. Life would be good!!!

Feel free to email me if you ever need to as well I'll put it up on my blog.

Happy Thoughts of Wonderful Things to Come :-)