Hi, we're Dean and Lisa, and we are in the process of an adoption.
Lisa and I have been married 16 years now, and even while we were dating we excitedly discussed having children in our lives. Without getting into a ton of detail, you can get the details on our blog: http://wearedeanandlisa.com, when we got married Lisa became her sister’s nanny for her 3 nieces. My son was 10 at the time. They all kept us busy.
A couple years into our marriage we actually started talking about adoption, even before trying to have our own. Being that Lisa’s Mom had been a foster mom for a few years, we thought that would be a great way to go. We started with the adoption program, but ended up starting to foster some great children. So after about 5 years of this, we stepped down as foster parents and started talking about having our own children.
Time went by, we tried all kinds of ways to get pregnant, with no luck. Next step, infertility treatments. After a few rounds of that we still had no luck, no real problem, just labeled “unexplained infertility”.
I’ll be honest, it hurt, and we got discouraged. Quick fix, we asked Lisa’s sister, and now her four girls to go in together and all rent a house together. We’ve been doing that for the last 5 years now.
So here we are today, we decided to put all our efforts into adoption, and we wanted it now. We were told that it may take years to get a child here in the states and we had some connections in Uganda so we thought, why not, let’s go to Uganda. After about 9 months of working on our paperwork, Uganda passes a law that may cause us to have to wait an additional year to adopt a child.
While just finishing up our dossier, we stopped into our local adoption agency for some paperwork. Our social worker knew what was going on in Uganda, and asked us if we realized that because we are open to adopt a baby from a different culture, that our chances of adopting domestically would be quicker.
So we put a “lifebook” together and called around to different domestic adoption agencies. Our worker was right, most agencies said the process will go quicker for us because of our openness to different cultures. Awesome right?
We are putting our faith in God for the replenishment of the funds we lost with the international, and providing as we move forward. We need to come up with our goal of $32,000 as soon as we can so birth moms can start seeing our profile.
We need your help, just 2000 people to give $16 dollars. How many Facebook friends do you have? If a friend of yours asked for $16 dollars to help out someone in their family, would you do it? Sure you would, I know I would. What’s $16 dollars? It’s not a lot, but multiplied by 2000, it’s a child for us.
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