OUR TIMELINE

 

Right Now, We Are:

ACTIVE!   We are presenting our profile book to potential birthmoms and waiting for them to choose us as adoptive parents!

Fundraising!  Find out more about that here.

 

Before That, We:

 

Aug. 5, 2017 - Received our ACTIVE email! 

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.

 
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