Saturday, October 24, 2009

A-D-O-P-T-I-O-N

It's that time again folks!

That's right. The crazy Green's are gettin' in gear to crank out the paperwork for adoption --second time 'round. It seems like only yesterday we were doing this for Callie. Time goes quickly. But we are really excited to start this process again. We've been feeling a lot of similar feelings and emotions that we had when we started the process for Callie, so it's just a really exciting thing for us. Perhaps this time we won't have our baby in 8 months, but if that is the case, we'll be ready. (At least, I'm praying the Lord prepares us so we really are ready.)

We've officially begun the paperwork and we're hoping to get it done as quickly as possible. We've been busy gathering everything we need and getting organized. Here in California, they say the background checks go pretty quickly -- which was what took the longest time for us in UT -- so we're happy about that. Here in CA, there are only about 45 couples looking to adopt through LDS Family Services. But, we were informed by our case worker that there are also far fewer babies put up for adoption in the state of California.

So, dear friends, we ask you again to keep us in your prayers and in your minds. If you hear of anyone who is seeking the choice of adoption and is looking for a family, think of us. Pass our names, emails, blog, anything along. That's how we found our Callie. What an amazing experience it was for us, but also for that family that connected us.

I can't begin to explain how grateful we are for those mothers out there who selflessly put aside their how heartbreak for the future of their child. I'm truly awestruck when I think of it. Because without that, without them, our family would be incomplete. I can't imagine my life without Callie -- and it's because of the love of another mother.

10 comments:

Missy said...

How exciting! I've seen two babies adopted through ldsfs in the last 4 months. It's so amazing! Best wishes to your family:)

John and Bethany said...

Is there a specific age range you guys have in mind? What if we know someone in another state? We will be praying for you! You guys are wonderful.

Cristine said...

That's great, I will keep you guys in mind if I hear anything helpful!

Courtney said...

Only 45? That seems like so few!
I will always keep my ear out for you guys and pass along your name. Like last time, before Callie, when my sister told me she had a friend who was pregnant and I said "is she keeping it?! I know someone who will adopt the baby!!" and then she informed that her friend was married. So you see, I am very supportive and even willing to force happily married mothers to give up their children-- just for you!

Laura said...

I am so excited for your family! How wonderful to start the process of adding another child to your family!

rachel said...

We are so excited for you guys! lots of love!

Brittney said...

Jenny,
I haven't visited in a while. Sorry! Great to hear that Callie's progressing (?) in potty training. Summer's getting back on track too. And I, too, have wondered about going out in public. Good comments were made. I bought some little undies for her, but they are 2T--a little too big for right now! And I'm not sure if I want to tackle this before the new baby comes, or after. But good luck! And good luck on the adoption. We pray all goes well for you.

Amy said...

I'm so excited for you to begin this process again! We will definitely be praying for you! Adoption is awesome. I'll have to tell my mom. Even though she doesn't know you, she often looks at your blog, and she'll be excited for you, too.

Bryant and April said...

What a beautiful explanation! I have such respect for those willing to give their child up for adoption. It is the ultimate selfless act I think! Good luck in your process. You will be in our prayers! Keep us posted on how things are progressing and if you have any prospects!

JAZKK Low said...

Awesome! Congrats...good luck...we'll have our ears open and spread the word.

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