Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Adoption Process

As I mentioned in a previous post, we officially adopted the sisters in the pictures posted in our site. Their birth Mother had voluntarily terminated her rights. This means that all other family members have also terminated their rights as well.

Since we are foster parents and the girls were wards of the state, a seperate social worker was assigned and handled all the paperwork. Within two months of petitioning the courts, the adoption was approved. We were granted monthly financial subsidies for each girl, they are eligible for Medicaid until 18 years of age, and we also get free Daycare.

When the birth certificates arrived, they were written as if WE gave birth to them. Seeing our last name on the birth certificate was a great feeling.

I love being a Daddy...even though the 3 year old still wants me to wipe her butt after using the potty. Its a trade off but well worth it. I am a HUGE advocate for adopting through the foster care system.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, your girls are beautiful. I am the victim of Lupron which put me in irreversible menopause and I can only dream about another IVF treatment for the rest of my life. Lupron also ruined my health but I would still like to adopt a child (when I get a little better from Lupron sideeffects). If you have few minutes please email me where to start with adoption process because. My email is spes55@yahoo.com Thank you and I wish you all the best.

Dream Pregnancy said...


I would start by contacting the local Department of Social Services in your city or county. Let them know you are interested in becoming a foster parent. This is exactly how we started our search.

Let them know that you are interested in adoption as a final goal.

I wish you all the best!!! If you have any other questions, please let me know. Please, keep me updated on your journey!!!!