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The Adoption Process {Just the Basics}

I will say it again. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support since Gavin and I announced the adoption of our second child. I opened each Facebook message, text, and email with a little caution…I think I was genuinely afraid that someone would say something discouraging or just outright stupid.

I obviously need to quit reading adoption blogs for a few days. And I obviously have too little faith in the amazing people that surround my family.

Thank you so much for your interest in the matters of our hearts. I’ve been asked so many questions about the process that we are beginning, so here is a simple infographic that will give you a basic overview. The internet is such a blessing in connecting us to others’ blogs who are on this journey {thanks Allison and Bill, wherever you are, for making cool graphics}!


Lesotho Process


We are in the middle of Step 4, and paperwork is an everyday exercise. They don’t call adoption a paper pregnancy for nothing. But hey, I’m not having to run to the bathroom every few hours this time around!