We are SO excited to be adding to our family through international adoption!
Conceiving Carmen, carrying her during pregnancy, and even her birth were planned, easy, and rewarding. Everything worked as it should have! She was so cute, so fun, and SO easily planned!
￼Carmen is seven now, and we have been trying to give her a sibling for several years. Unfortunately, for now, infertility has won. Without sharing too much information about our abilities to make another human being together, we can say that we've weighed our options, and both of us fear that at the end of more invasive (incredibly expensive, and likely painful) infertility treatments, we still might not have someone to add to our family.
We felt the joyful chaos of having more children in our home this past year when we were emergency foster parents to three amazing and inspiring kids. Through our experience with foster care, we learned that for us, children don't need to come from our bodies for us to love them as our own.
A disadvantage in all this, is that adoption is incredibly expensive. Most people don't need to come up with $20,000 in cash to welcome a new baby.
￼￼That's where you, come in! Our ability to move forward with this process is completely dependent upon accessibility of finances. We are SO FORTUNATE to have a squad of wonderful and supportive friends and family. If you can help us make this financial lift a reality, we will be forever grateful.Tulip is excited for more bodies to herd around the house-- are you??
For those of you who are financially curious, estimates of US adoption are less than international adoption, but we're still likely looking at about $30,000 - $40,000 to adopt a new Olson-Reiners.
- Jefferson Reynolds
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