We have decided that we will move forward with the adoption and to keep a log on what we are doing so we can keep all of our friends and family informed.
Yesterday January 27, 2010 at 13:00 CST we had the first phone call with Independent Adoption Center. This is an independent adoption agency that has been doing open adoptions for 25 years. The phone call was an informational phone call and after thinking about what they have to offer, we have decided to move to the next step.
Next we will be going to Indianapolis for a weekend class that the agency offers. This class will give us all the information about the agency and the format to write our letters to prospective birth mothers.
At the same time we will be getting our home study updated.
Average wait time after the birth letters start to go out is 6-18 months.
One of the items that came in our information packet was a sheet on how to afford the adoption. Needless to say it will be a costly adventure. With this said we are putting this out for our friends and family that want to help out. This is not something that we would normally do, however, if you would like to make a donation to the cause we will make sure that the money that is donated will be used for this cause and only for this cause.
If you would like to checkout the adoption agency you can visit them at www.adoptionhelp.org