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We are so thankful that you are taking the time to get to know us.
We are a husband and wife team that is praying to welcome a new child into our loving family. We have three beautiful children who are just as excited as us about having the opportunity to open our hearts to another child. We know that this decision isn’t one that is easy for you, and we pray that in time you will find comfort and peace in being led to your decision. We are open to any level of open-ness that you desire moving forward.
Your child will be cherished in a loving and nurturing home and will be raised with nothing but love and admiration for the choice that you made for them. Your child will be given every chance to succeed as well as any support that they may need along the way. We will do everything possible to help your child grow up knowing how much they are loved by us and you. We look forward to walking through this journey with you!
Nate & Heather
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.
Our 10th Anniversary was on October 29th. We don't typically make a big deal about anniversaries, but this one deserved celebrating! Nate's parents kept the kids for the weekend, and we went away to a cute town on the Mississippi River in Minnesota. It was an amazing two nights away, reminiscing about our ten years together, all that we have to be thankful for, and all our prayers for our future together.
This Thanksgiving we remembered what really matters- our family! Rather than making a fuss about cooking and all the food you're "supposed" to eat on Thanksgiving, we decided to take advantage of the long weekend and go on family get-away to Duluth, MN. No schedule, no stress. We treasured our time together! To make it even more special, we showed our kids the spot along a frozen waterfall where Nate proposed to me almost 11 years ago 😀
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