Before you decide to Just Adopt! By Coleen Mietzner

Many people going through fertility treatments wonder if it’s worth the trouble.  Treatments are extremely taxing in many aspects of one’s life.  You are usually physically “off” due to hormones, broke due to cost and lack of medical coverage, emotionally and spiritually questioning faith and Why Me?  If you had a crystal ball and knew the outcome, it would help answer that question of worth.  News flash, there are no crystal balls.  Everyone in this scenario has to make their own decision on when/if to make the switch to adoption.  Loved ones, knowing your struggles, may offer the advice “Just Adopt”.  “Just Adopt”.  Sounds so easy.  I’m going to “just adopt” (sigh). Some couples really struggle with this as one person may be ready to switch gears before the other. …
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She wants to meet us?? Meeting a birthmom By Kristine Collins

She wants to meet us?? Meeting a birthmom By Kristine Collins

My daughter had just turned one and my husband said something along the lines of “how nice it would be if she had a brother or sister to play with”. I took the bait; hook, line and sinker and started the certification process soon after, had photos taken of us together (harder than you think to find a family pic of the three of us) and updated our profile letter. When we were approved by the state to adopt the second time we only told the attorney that matched us with our first daughter’s birthparents and I started to pay attention to the distribution list emails from another attorney I came across our first time around on Facebook. Honestly, I was not ready to add another baby to our family…
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Baby is born! Part 2 of “A Baby that needed us more” By Coleen Mietzner

This blog is part 2 of “A Baby that needed us more” published on 8/10/17.  In my previous blog, I explained how we were connected with a potential birth mom.  After meeting this potential birth mom, feeling a connection, connecting her with an attorney, we were anxiously waiting her update from her doctor’s appointment.  Since she had not had any prenatal care to this point, we knew this appointment would confirm a healthy pregnancy, determine due date and maybe even reveal the gender!  It was exciting.  I waited all night for a phone call.  I tried calling the last number I had for her, but no answer. The next morning, feeling a bit discouraged, I went off to work.  Upon arriving and setting up my laptop, my phone rang.  It…
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