Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just a little Update...

Our adoption plans have been put on hold this year. The Lord decided to surprise us with a child but this one is 9 months in the making. We are pregnant with a little girl who is due towards the end of November. The plan is to let this one grow a bit and then we will concentrate on the adoption process again.
I don't know about you, but change can be a little unnerving for me. Especially when so much hope is put in one specific plan. But I am learning. I am learning the the Lord truly has the perfect plans for us. And all I have to do is trust!
We are still signed up with the wonderful Tracie Loux. I am enjoying keeping up with her other clients and their blogs. I have come to the realization that parents-to-be have the same emotions across the board. It doesn't matter how the baby is "delivered". I love it!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I don't know about you, but I have a little quirk that will not allow me to jump into anything big unless I have everything organized first. So, before we really dive into our homestudy notebook, we must organize our office. But why stop there? Why don't we go ahead and organize our basement too? That is the plan anyway. As I look around at the piles on my office floor, ready to be filed away in the correct folder, I see we can go ahead and check off #1-4 on our homestudy checklist. Nothing like the 2 birds with 1 stone analogy...

Side Note- A good friend of mine works for the library here in town. She kindly picked up a bagload of books for me, all about adoption, trans-racial families, etc. Here are the 2 that I am reading now-

The Adoption Decision by Laura Christianson
Transracial Adoption by Constance Pohl and Kathy Harris

Both are really good so far. Especially the second one because our hearts are so open to a non-caucasian baby. It contains a lot of eye-opening information. Studies have been done over the last 30-40 years of families who have adopted cross-culturally. These studies are very encouraging to read. One finding I read last night said "We found that children who were reared in these kinds of families were growing up color blind. Both the birth children and the adopted children were looking at each other as human beings. Not that he is black but he is my brother, or not that she is white, she is my sister." That right there, my friends, is beautiful.


Monday, March 17, 2008

A Child and a Choice

I sit here this evening, coughing and hacking away with barely enough energy to type this post. I watch my two boys spinning with "after dinner energy". And then I think, "Oh my goodness, we're doing this again. We're starting over with a newborn!"
This is where a little experience comes into play. It's not about what I feel right now or 6 months from now. It is about the decision that the Lord has planted so deeply in my heart that emotions don't really sway it. If parenting was based on feelings, I'm pretty sure we would all be hooked on bi-polar medicine.
Don't get me wrong, I am beyond excited about this adventure called adoption. Right now, this very minute, with a cold battering my immune system, the thought of a 3rd child makes me tired. But, again, it's not about feelings. It is listening to the Lord about the destiny of our family. It is how this particular journey will bring us closer to Him, understanding how He has brought us in calling us His sons and daughters. It is about the little girl, who is destined to be our daughter, the boys' sister. This little one who has already become a part of us.
Okay, so I kind of rambled a bit on this one. I'll just blame it on my clogged sinus cavity.


Friday, March 14, 2008

stuff to do

with every adoption, there must be a "home study" performed on the perspective parents by a government licensed agency. we met with the woman that will be doing our home study. we had in our minds that we would be grilled about what kind of people we were so that this person could make a judgment call about what kind of parents we are. like we would be entered into some sort of parent rating system. we were not too excited about this. but she was very cool. a person that actually seemed excited about adoption. i guess i should have known this but it's funny how peranoid that the human mind can be.

so check out the home work she gave us. a three ring binder full of forms and requests for info that must be filled out and approved before adoption agencies can work with us. nice


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We are Up and Running

Welcome to our new blog! Because we felt there was a need for more words to be written in the world wide web. Actually, we want to invite you to be a part of our journey as we walk through this adoption process and add a new baby to our Macchi clan.
Explanation of our title- It is a major leap of faith to step out there and find the child that is destined for you. And this is just the beginning. So it takes faith, baby, to adopt. Then, once she is in our arms we can and will call her our faith baby.
Let me bring you up to speed. We have signed with the lovely Tracie Loux. She will be our adoption consultant through the whole process. We have also met with Julie our social worker who will be doing our home study for us. The home study is the main deal-io when it comes to adopting. Once we complete the home study, then we will be ready to be matched with a birth mom. (Which feels like a million years from now but it should only take a couple of months.)
Seth and I will be posting separately on this blog because we know we will be experiencing this process differently.
So, blessings to you, our friends. May our journey encourage you in your own!