Kim and Jennings Are Adopting!
I have spent my entire life around children, whether it was in THE HOBB's day care, working in day care centers, babysitting, spending time with my nieces and nephews and, of course, teaching. Children are my life. I always knew I would be a mom someday. Right now, I am a mom to thousands of kids across the years as a teacher, which is very rewarding, but not the same as being an actual mother to your own child. Jennings has always wanted to be a dad as well. He adores his nieces and nephews and volunteers as much as possible to help out at school, so the kids there love him! Being a mom and dad is a dream we share and have talked at length about with each other and whomever will listen!
As most of our friends and family know, Jennings and I have been trying to conceive since we got married. Last year we did just that. We were over the moon happy, but it wasn't to be. Sadly, we lost our baby due to a miscarriage. It was truly the saddest time in our lives, but with the love and support of each other, as well as that of our friends and family, we were able to mourn the loss and move on (as much as you can).
We have talked about all our options. Before conceiving, we consulted a fertility specialist who was cold and aloof and had the bedside manner of a twig. She told us of all the reasons we would never be parents and that our only option was to get an egg donor. This was an overly expensive option that we really didn't want to do with no guarantees. We discussed adoption and fostering with our friends who have gone through the process, and really felt this would be the best option for us. We know there are no guarantees with this option as well, but we began looking more at the process.
Our original birth mom has opted to keep her child. We wish them the best and know that all babies deserve to be with their birth mother if possible. This was heart-wrenching and crushing, but we renewed our strength but grieving together and holding each other up. That being said, we are still looking for our baby! As you know, having a baby is NOT cheap, and neither is adopting one. We will have attorney's fees, home visits, court costs, etc. Now that we are searching for a baby to adopt, our fees will increase; however, we are looking for methods that will be the most cost effective. Your donation will allow us to offest the tremendous costs associated with adoption. Funds will be used for our legal fees, any medical expenses or needs of the birth mom and other adoption expenses. We have completed the initial visits for the homestudy, and our nursery is nearing completion! We have such amazing people working for us to make this process as stressfree as possible, from our case worker to our attorney.
Your generosity will allow us the opportunity to be the parents we dream of being. Know that we appreciate every donation from the smallest to the largest.
With all the love we have,
Kim and Jennings
Kim and Jennings
We are getting desperate! We are in the running for a birth mom coming up soon. If she chooses us, we will have to pay our consultant $7500 up front, plus $2000 each month. We don't have that money right now. Please share this on your Facebook page, or Twitter, or whatever! Email your friends! We are not too proud to beg. Thank you for all of the support you have given us during this adventure!
Kim and Jennings