So we are Adopting!

Jen and I made the decision years ago that we wanted to adopt. This decision has shaped our journey for years, and now here we are with our long paperwork process with DCFS started. Jen wants you to know the trainings that feel circa 1990 have also started.

To answer some of your questions

  • We don’t have kids in the house; nor will we anytime “soon” (Earliest? July 1)
    • Please explain to why thinking we have 3 months to get our shit together doesn’t mean “soon” #facepalm
    • Please see our endless to do list that now all has to happen before July
    • Please send help
  • We wrote down that we would like to adopt older children, ages 3-12
    • This children are currently out in the foster care system somewhere, waiting for us! (To get our shit together)
    • They live in Illinois (most likely Champaign/Urbana area)
    • We are open to and have a high percentage of being placed with kids of color
    • We are open to and have a high percentage of being placed with siblings!
  • We wrote we would take up to 4 kids
    • Yes, I know this is insane (Now Nate will finally admit this)
    • The goal is not to get 4 kids at once, but we wrote 4 because we would never want to break-up sibling groups. (#twinlife)
  • Yes, we realize this is going to be hard (Isn’t most parenting?)
  • No, we can’t continue to live with only 1 car #momlife #trickmyvan
  • For the love of all things nice do not send us facebook posts of families in “need”

This is going to be difficult. We are going to be calling on our friends and family for support. But we are excited and as ready as we’ll ever be.