Right Now, We Are:
Awaiting Home Study Finalization! We finished our portion of the documents and interviews so we are just waiting for our social worker to put everything together and finalize the study.
In addition, we are filling out placement agency applications that need to be turned in to our consultation agency before we can become "active". WE ARE SO CLOSE Y'ALL!
Before That, We:
June 15, 2017 - Launched our online fundraiser with YouCaring, a crowdfunding platform.
June 14, 2017 - Ordered our Profile Book!
June 9, 2017 - Final Home Study Appointment
May 11, 2017 - First Home Study Appointment
May 5 and 6, 2017 - First official fundraiser - a two day garage sale of items from our home, plus items donated by six other households of friends and family.
April 26, 2017 - Booked our homestudy with Trista Herren at Holston United Methodist Home for Children.
April 21, 2017 - First phone call with Sabrina Stevens at FAC
April 20, 2017 - Welcome packet arrived from FAC
April 17, 2017 - Shipped our contract and payment to FAC
April 7, 2017 - Signed and notarized our FAC contract
March 30, 2017 - Accepted by FAC
February 7, 2017 - Announced we are adopting!
January 2017 - Spent lots of time calling & interviewing agencies, researching, learning, and educating our families. Decided on who we felt called to work with.
December 25, 2016 - Surprised our families with news we wanted to adopt!
December 2016 - Began to research adoption and talk with friends who have adopted.
November 2016 - Feeling overwhelmed with fertility medications and frustrated. Talked about IUI and IVF options. God began impressing adoption on our hearts more and more.
October 2016 - Called for next Clomid dosage and Dr. was on vacation. Missed time frame to take meds.
September 2016 - Third Clomid cycle fails.
June 29, 2016 - Dr. Appointment, discussed low progesterone being possible factor of miscarriage and any future pregnancies. Clomid prescribed again.
May 6, 2016 - Dr. confirms miscarriage
April 30, 2016 - Bought baby’s first gift. More bloodwork. Lost our baby that night at six weeks along.
April 28, 2016 - THREE Confirmed home pregnancy tests!
April 2016 - Clomid fails, began second cycle.
March 2016 - Fourth dr. appointment. Began taking Clomid.
November 18, 2015 - Third dr. appointment. Began Metformin
October 27, 2015 - Pregnancy test shows positive! Several tests next day show negative.
August 26, 2015 - Second dr. visit, second ultrasound after irregular cycles. Received a PCOS official diagnosis and discussed medicinal options of Metformin and Clomid.
May 13th, 2015 - Annual wellness exam. NP discussed PCOS and sent me for bloodwork, scheduled ultrasound. Notified I had ovarian cysts.
December 2014 - Began trying for a baby!
May 21, 2011 - Our journey as husband and wife began.