Right Now, We Are:
Fundraising! We are about 1/3 of the way towards our goal.
Waiting to become "Active!" That means we are finished with our paperwork and have submitted all the required documents. We are undergoing one clearance right now for the state of Texas that is unique only to that state. When we are deemed "active" a birth mother can then review our profile and potentially choose us as adoptive parents. This process time can vary from days, to weeks, to months. It all really depends on each situation, how far along our birth mother is, when the baby arrives, and how quickly we can get our full funding in place! We are ready to go, please pray for us!
Before That, We:
July 17, 2017 - Mailed all our docs and profile books to FAC.
July 10, 2017 - Had fingerprints done at the Sheriff’s Office for a Texas Clearance process.
July 2, 2017 - Launched our envelope fundraiser
June 30, 2017 - Our Home Study is COMPLETE!
June 26 -27, 2017 - Our profile books arrived.
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 home study with Holston United Methodist Home for Children.
April 21, 2017 - First phone call with 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.