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Hello! We are Joel, Sara and Isaac a loving and supportive family of 3 (plus our dog, Scruffy) looking to grow our family again through adoption. We admire the courageous decision you’ve made to make an adoption plan for your child and we welcome you into our hearts. Since we met 13 years ago, our hope has been to build a home full of unconditional love and laughter and we are eager to adopt another baby to help fulfill this dream.
We believe compassion, self-sacrificial love and curiosity are essential to living life to the fullest. We will do everything in our power to make sure that his baby has a happy and carefree childhood, a great education and is exposed to diverse interests.
If God gives us another baby to love our hearts will grow tremendously. Adopting Isaac has been the single most live-giving and joyous event in our life together and I know that it will be the same if we are blessed with another baby. Fun changes that we will make will include converting the guest bedroom into a nursery, pulling baby clothes and gear out of storage and getting our hearts and home ready for another little bundle of joy to join our life.
Both Joel and I are deeply faithful Christians who grew up in the church and now practicing as adults. We also aim to raise our children in the faith teaching them at a young age about Christ's love for us, his sacrifice and our calling to love and serve God and others. Through adoption, we see the work of Christ in our life, for just as we aim to adopt a child to love, so Christ has adopted us into his family. For us, there is no higher calling or blessing then to adopt a child to love. To care and provide for their needs. To cultivate and grow their gifts and to provide them with every opportunity needed to grow and flourish.
We are comfortable with both an open and semi open adoption. We were honored to be able to get to know Isaac's birth parents and for this adoption we would hope to get to know the birth parents and potentially visit them in person even after the baby is born.
We are home study approved and certified to adopt a child. Our hope is to build a relationship with any family that would entrust us with their child but we respect any level of privacy you may want. We are open to adopting the child that God intends for us regardless of race or ethnicity.
We have a team of professionals ready to go and we are able to meet your needs and help empower you to make the best decision for you and your baby. We are humbled by your consideration and look forward to meeting you.
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.
This month we are celebrating big as Isaac moves on from Kindergarten to 1st grade. Moving from the preschool he'd been going to for the past several years to Kindergarten meant a new school, new friends, and new teachers. That's a big transition for most kids, not to mention their parents! As parents, we are so grateful for a wonderful school community and awesome teachers that helped Isaac transition to elementary school. We are ready to take on 1st grade -- but first up, a fun summer is ahead! Learn more about us: www.saraandjoeladopt.com
Now that the weather has officially transitioned into fall, I’m reminded of one of my favorite photos that Joel and I took together with Scruffy (before Isaac came into our lives) in the fall leaves at home. So much has changed in our lives since this photo, but it still feels like just yesterday we were sitting down to pose. Maybe we’ll try to recreate something similar with Isaac (or a new baby!) this fall.
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