Journey to Baby Caldwell

Why adoption? Because we want to grow our family. We have so much love, the three of us, and want to share it by adding to our family. Having a baby join our trio is something Andrew, Allison AND David all want so very badly.  Unfortunately, we hit a point with fertility treatments, after 15 months, countless pills, and many shots and procedures, where the odds were no longer in our favor, and all of the medications and procedures were really taking a toll on Allison.

Having and raising another child together is far more important to us than having a biological link to the child, so Domestic (United States) Infant Adoption was the clear choice to us, rather than moving forward with more invasive (and expensive) fertility treatments with a very low chance of success.

Our hearts are more than ready, and we are so very excited to start this process, even David who has wanted nothing more than to be a big brother for years now. We've applied to the adoption agency already, and have been accepted. We are now working on the first batch of paperwork that we need to complete in order to become contracted with the agency, and then we will start our homestudy. That process will take about 3-6 months. 

The adoption process is long and expensive. We've saved up enough for the start up fees ($5,800) but will be working on fundraising for the rest as well as applying for grants from the state.  Once our homestudy is approved, we can start being submitted to birthmothers for review, and hopefully we will be matched without too long of a wait. Once a match happens (a birthmom chooses us) the rest of the fees will be due to the agency.  These will be about $18,550, but could be higher.  

We are doing our due diligence to cover these costs, but are more than appreciative to anyone that can spare a few dollars for the cause. Every dollar donated will go into our Adoption Fund and ONLY be spent towards welcoming a new baby into our home.  We sincerely thank you in advance, there are not words enough to express how much your assistance means to us!



***For those that may question "Why not adopt a child from the public system?" please know that a LOT of research went into this on our end before making this decision. We spent a lot of hours, a lot of talking and a lot of tears to get to where we are.  We are not in a place where we are able to take on an older child from the system, nor do we think it would be fair to David at this time in his life.  We also are looking for an adoptive situation, and most of the babies and toddlers in the public system are available for foster only. None of us are emotionally ready/able to handle fostering, so this is not an option for us. Please respect our decision and know it took a lot to get here, and we know what is best for our family.

Donations

  • Travis Melissa 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Christina Donovan 
    • $250 
    • 12 mos
  • Rachel Martin 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
  • Ales Cejka 
    • $100 
    • 12 mos
  • Dina Knight 
    • $5 
    • 12 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Allison Caldwell 
Organizer
Raised $105 from 3 donations
Strongsville, OH
Andrew Caldwell 
Team member
Raised $250 from 1 donation
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