We honor your bravery as you consider adoption! From the time God first placed adoption on our hearts we have been praying for the precious little person who will one day join our family and for you. Though we haven't met you yet, know that God loves you and we love you. You are not alone. God has a special purpose and plan for you and your baby. Whatever your circumstances, not a single tear will be wasted. God sees you, loves you, and invites you to trust Him. We pray that you are filled with peace as you walk this journey.
If you decide we are the right family, we promise to love and adore your child completely. We promise a lifetime of cuddles, quality time, patience, intentionality, and loads of laughter. We promise to raise them to love the Lord with all their heart and to love others too. We promise to love them on their best and worst days, to always be truthful with them, to honor their individuality, to be good listeners, to always look on the bright side, to show them grace when they stumble, and to demonstrate a life of humble dependence on God. We promise that they can trust in us for anything at any time for the rest of our lives.
We promise to honor you always in our home, to respect your boundaries, and to be willing for as much or as little contact as you wish to have.
We are not a perfect family, but we love big, work hard, laugh together, and put Jesus first. The most amazing thing about our adoption journey so far as been the overwhelming love that has filled our hearts for people we haven't even met yet! We are honored to get to show you a bit about our lives and the fun we have together. We are so humbled by this opportunity to connect with you and pray for God's blessings over you both.
With love and humble hearts,
James and Elizabeth
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
July 15, 2022 After 6 months of hard work, endless paperwork, doctor visits, background checks, testing, fingerprinting, emails, interviews, education, fundraising, post office trips, and lots of prayer we are FINALLY on the active waitlist with our agency!! It’s likely we will be matched with an expectant mother and have some idea of a due date, but it’s also entirely possible to receive a call in the middle of the night for a safe haven placement. This wait could take 2 years, or it could happen tonight. We are trusting entirely in God’s perfect timing. He first prompted us to begin this journey of adoption and we know He will continue to orchestrate every detail. We are so excited! Please be in prayer for our family when you think of us, and for this special little person we already love so much even though we haven’t met them yet. We have felt nothing but love and support from everyone since beginning this journey and we are eternally grateful to all of our friends and family. Love, James and Elizabeth
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