Episode 19: Adoption

In today’s episode, I want to share a little bit about our adoption journey in hopes you will feel encouraged. I break down some of the logistics and explain where we started and where we are today.

  • My desire to adopt from a young age, the different ways to adopt and our initial choice to adopt internationally (1:48)
  • The logistics of international adoption and how they differ depending on the country. (4:38) 
  • The process leading up to the home study and what to expect when you have one done (7:26)
  • Making the decision to adopt domestically instead of internationally and the factors that played into that (10:55)
  • What an adoption consulting firm is and how they work with us through the domestic adoption process  (12:09)
  • Challenges and considerations if you want to pursue foster care adoption (17:57)
  • The second part of the adoption process, the different types of adoption and preparing yourself for possible heartache (19:43)

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