Hello friends and family!! Since we have so many of you asking about our adoption, we thought we would create a blog so you may receive updates.
As most of you may know, we have started the process for a domestic adoption for a newborn. We have picked the firm of who we will go through to adopt....drum roll please....AdoptHelp. They are out of the bay area of California. They are a law firm that specializes in domestic newborn adoptions. They have been great to work with and are very friendly!! We chose AdoptHelp because once a Birthmom signs up with them, AdoptHelp will walk them through their pregnancy and all the milestones prior to "matching" with Adoptive parents. Once the Birthmom hits her 3rd trimester and has a clear understanding of adoption and that they are fully committed to adoption, AdoptHelp will introduce the Adoptive parents.
The way the process works: We complete a (lengthy) questionnaire about who we prefer for a Birthmother and child....everything from race to sex to drug/alcohol use. The Birthmother will do the same and AdoptHelp will review all questionnaires and then "match" us with a Birthmom. The Birthmom will have 3 Adoptive parents to preview and choose from. Once "matched" we will meet....which our Birthmom could be here in Idaho or she could be clear across the country....you never know. If it is long distance then we will meet via phone & photos.
We are pretty thrilled to go through such an amazing journey for our lil' Locklear!!