I announced some exciting news last month over on my social channels – but I wanted to type out a bit more here on my blog… it’s official – we are adopting! ????
We started the adoption process almost a year ago, and now we’re finally officially ‘officially’ announcing it. What did we do to get here? A lot!
✅ Find an agency
✅ Complete our profile/pay application fee
✅ Forms and references
✅ Background checks
✅ Financial and medical checks
✅ Home study
✅ Create adoption book
⚠️ Pay 1/3 before match
⚠️ Get matched, pay 1/3
⚠️ Bring home our baby, pay final 1/3
The total cost for our adoption is $20,000. And our agency is is half the cost of most newborn adoption agencies in our area.
This is where we need your help! You can help in several ways:
- First: prayer. For the expecting mom, for the biological father. For us, our adoption agency and everyone involved.
- Second: share. Please share our story and fundraiser.
- Third: give. If you can give financially (even if it’s $5) every little bit helps! We will be fundraising via other avenues as well – but our official fundraiser can be found on GoFundMe.
Ever since we said ‘I do’ we knew we wanted adoption to be a part of our story – what we didn’t know is that it would eventually become the only way for us to grow our family. Kevin is one of three, and I am one of two – growing up I always dreamt of having more siblings. We are really excited for this next step.
At this time we don’t know the gender of the little one we will be bringing home – but we do have a registry on Baby List so we can stock up on things we know we will need. We could be matched tomorrow, or a year from today. We’re just waiting, raising money and praying.
Thank you for coming alongside us in support during this time – this community is so incredible. We can’t wait to meet our little one. Let’s bring baby Colwick home! ✨????????