Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Have an Announcement!

A few of my friends have asked me to blog about our endeavors in bringing home baby, but I made the decision to keep much of that content outside this blog, as I wanted to maintain this as a blog about creativity and art.

I have decided that I will include a few little stories and bits of info, just so the people who are watching my life and art are included in all aspects which affect those two areas.

So here's the scoop: we are adopting!  Last year, I never wrote about our plans or our short efforts with the doc, but after three years and no smushy little one to call our own, we decided to adopt.  As I learned, one can do a private adoption (international or domestic) or through the county.  The former can cost between $15-30k, and the latter is free, but likely stickier situations.

If you're more interested in how we came about the decision to adopt versus through fertility treatments, or about how we decided to go through the county versus private agency, or anything else you can think of, I'd be glad to be a sounding board, a mentor, a shoulder, or informational source. 

As for this little blog that I've loved for sometime, and I've had the pleasure of hanging out with you all, I would still hope to share all things creative and motivating and lovely. Don't worry, I'll for sure be posting about DESIGNING the NURSERY! and other such baby-related frippery, but not yet.  I just wanted to keep my loyal lovelies abreast of the situation...and solicit some prayers and such for the long process ahead of us.

17 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

YIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY!!!! Oh my goodness I am so happy for you my friend. How wonderful! This is such wonderful news. Congrats you and your family on your new arrival! Thanks so much for your kind words.
You are so sweet to say such nice things.
Thanks so much.

Lisa Moore said...

I am so excited for you Lindsey. Being a mommy is the best job ever and you are going to be a wonderful mom! We have a few adopted nieces and nephews and it's such a wonderful experience to see them put in a family who can give them a good life.

La Petite Maison said...

Congratulations! I am a new mom, and I'm enjoying my new role more than I could imagine. My daughter has truly been a gift from God.

Dionne said...

You will be an amazing mama bear, and whatever child you end up being blessed with will be equally blessed to have you and Jon as parents!

lyndsey @ the stationery place said...

lindsey congratulations!!! this is SO exciting! please feel free to share any baby details you want as i'm always interested in nurseries, baby clothes, whatever...and i'm sure YOUR baby is going to be one stylin' little kiddo.

i'm so happy for you! can't wait to hear more.

Ashley said...

I'm very excited for you guys! I'll definitely be keeping you in my prayers as you work your way through this process. I think it's such an awesome thing you're doing!

Tamara Nicole said...

Soooo exciting!!! Congrats this is huge:-)

_kArLy[*] said...

good luck!! thats so exciting! :] what a fun blog! i love this! cant wait to catch up on the rest of your posts! :]
-karly
www.karpluswade.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

May all your wishes come true! Aunt Zaurie

A Lady's Life said...

Babies are a blessing and a delight and I highly recommend them.So I am very happy for you :)

Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so excited for the two of you & I don't even know you! This post gave me chills. I can't imagine how difficult this journey has probably been for you. I can't wait to see who the Lord will bless you with. Just think - you are about to give a little one a life that they would have never had if it weren't for you. I can't wait to see what is in store for the future! Keep in touch.

Wren said...

Yeah! I'm actually a counselor for birth parents in domestic adoptions! I am so happy for you and know you will be a great and creative mama!

carla thorup said...

how very exciting (and amazing!) congrats :)

Phoenix said...

Yay, congrats, and I'm so excited for you guys! And as someone who may or may not adopt one day, I'd LOVE to hear all about your journey. Hope all is well!

Mekkan said...

You are amazing.
I was wondering whether or not I should write my comment here just out of my excitement, considering how much and how long you've been thinking and talking it over with your husband till this day. I'm just a blogger in Japan and have known you just by way of this blog world. Yet I'd love to express my honest respect to this young mother-to-be lady. May God bless you. Thanks for a happy news.

Carissa said...

how exciting!! I know you have a long process ahead of you but I wish and pray that it will be a smooth one. and even if the road is a bit rocky, at the end you will have the most precious gift! and that baby will be so lucky to have you. good luck with everything!

Nicole Marie said...

good luck with everything!!! it can be a long long process but so worth it in the end! you will be amazing wonderful parents to a very very lucky child!