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I am Adopted

I love when people give me that shocked look and say “Oh my gosh, you were adopted” My response is: Yes, I am??, with a confused look, (is it supposed to be a problem??) . It is not a disability, or a disease it’s a choice.  Of course, I can only speak about my experience…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 6 of 7)

The best day ever!   When I arrived in Florida on Thursday, I was greeted by Nidia Sica.  What a lovely face to be greeted by!  Nidia accompanied me to the hospital where our birth mom was and I got to meet and hang out with her for several hours.  Justin arrived the next morning,…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 5 of 7)

Charissa shares what it was like when they got the news of their second match! What an incredibly joyful yet scary moment! THE match: a whirlwind Hours before I received THE call in the afternoon of October 22, 2015, I had decided and come to peace with the fact that I would not be a…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 4 of 7)

The time after a match that falls through seems dark and heavy. Charissa and her family walked through this time and want to share it with you!   Part 4: After the failed match   Waiting after the failed match was extremely difficult!  However, the staff at Adoption by Shepherds Care were amazing to us. …

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Our Adoption Story (Part 3 of 7)

Part 3: A match   We received a match on June 3, 2015 for a precious baby boy that was due to be born on July 22, 2015.  That day was a day of total adrenaline.  I was laying in bed when I got the call.  I answered the phone and heard “we have a…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 2 of 7)

We applied to Adoption by Shepherd care in October of 2013.  From there we were put on the waiting list.  This is kind of where you stay for a few months until you become actively waiting.  ‘Actively waiting’ means that your profile can be shown to prospective birthmothers.  We started to actively wait on January…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 1 of 7)

Charissa, an adoptive parent, wrote this beautiful blog post outlining her family’s story to the finalized adoption of their sweet son, Jonah. Part 1: The calling to adoption “Throughout our adoption journey, I always found great comfort in talking to or hearing adoption stories.  So I want to put our story out there to encourage…

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Choices

Choices, choices, choices. We are surrounded by choices. We have simple choices in life: what to make for breakfast; which TV show to watch. Then we have more important choices: what business deal to make, where your child should go to school. But what about the really big choices, the life altering, most significant choices.…

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You Are a Hero

You are a Hero You may not feel brave or noble when you make the call. You may be scared, ashamed, confused… “How can I place a baby for adoption? You may be asking for a “friend”. You may not have told anyone else in your life that the weight of the world is on…

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Florida Families- A Special Offer for April 2016

THIS PROMOTIONAL HAS ENDED*** April is the dreaded tax filing month. We want to turn your stress and frustration into joy and elation by offering you this promotion to families who live in Florida! If you schedule and pay for your adoption consultation in the month of April, you will get $500 off of your Home Study…

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