A year later.....

Monday, December 15, 2008

"And Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me." Matthew 18:5
We're Adopting!!!
Robb and I started the domestic adoption process back in August and we are coming very close to being finished with our home study, the last part of the process! We are very excited to be finally sharing this with you!!
For privacy reasons and also due to the amount of identifying information available on this blog, this topic will not be discussed on this blog much; but rather another blog I started to document the process. It is a private blog and I do have some more invites available if you are interested you can email me. Once we have a placement and the adoption is final I will open it up to everyone!
In the meantime, we really value your prayers and support. This could be a long journey and we are struggling to be patient.

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58 Responses to “A year later.....”

courtney said...

Congratulations Katie and Robb, that is really wonderful news! I will be praying for your patience, as I struggle with that constantly waiting and waiting for a baby as well. I would love to continue to read about your journey in the adoption process (it is something I am very open to too in the future!) if there is room for me that is :)

LoriLu said...

Congrats Katie & Robb! I am so excited for you. I have been waiting all afternoon to see what this news was and this just tickles me pink. If you have room I would love to follow your process through all of this! You will continue to be in my prayers while you both go through this, together.

Shelly said...

I have never left a post before but I wanted to share with you that I think this is amazing! You made my day and made me smile when I read this!!! My husband and I have TWO Beautiful adopted girls and they are the light of our life! We love love them so very much and feel so blessed to have them!!! I pray daily for the selfless gift that both of their birth parents gave us! I can not express how grateful and thankful that I am! With all that being said we also understand how trying the adoption process can be and will add you and your whole family to our prayer list! It is so worth all the stresses that sometimes come with it!!!! We can not imagine our life with out them! We are so excited for you. I too have a blog not much about the adoption but just our everyday life! Please feel free to stop by and see the two precious gifts from God. (harrison2girls.blogspot.com) Good luck with everything and remember we are praying!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Katie,

I have been praying for you faithfully and was thrilled to hear your news. I am Jessica K's step Aunt and the proud parent of two adopted children. Please feel free to contact me cshutter@cox.net. I'd love to share our story and how in God's perfect timing and his perfect will we became parents. Both of our children were Christmas babies. Blessings to you both and we will continue to pray. Cynthia

clone1 said...

Congratulations Katie & Robb! I am very happy to hear your news! If you have room left on your blog, please include me. How excited you must be!!! jvanoss@hamiltonschools.us

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Robb and Katie that is so exciting. Our prayers are with you guys during this process!!! Love Sherri

Carrie said...

Katie, I have been anxiously awaiting your great news all day and I couldn't be more thrilled to hear this! I would also love to follow through this journey but understand about invites and such! Good luck in your adoption journey! Can't wait to hear all about it! There is a very lucky baby out there waiting to come home to you!

aLLieBooBeRZ said...

oh my goodness!! Congratulations!!!!

Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

Yippee!! Congrats again! I thought that this might be the news!!!

Bethany said...

I have been following your blog for a while, I have been wondering all day what your news could be. I am so happy for you, and best of luck. I will keep you in my prayers

Nancy said...

Congratulations!!!!! I was hoping that this was your news, and I checked back several times to see. I will be praying for you and your family and your new little one-to-be!

Nancy

Me! said...

Katie! YEY!

I am so excited for you and Robb. What a joy this is going to be in your life. I am so proud of your strength and determination. You are an inspiration! I would be honored if you let me join in on your adoption journey.

LittleLotero@aol.com

Thank You.
Crystal

Laurie in Ca. said...

Katie and Robb,

This is such wonderful news. I would love to pray you through this time. How exciting for the both of you as you wait for placement, and I will pray that it goes so smoothly for you. I am excited with you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

Stephanie said...

Your story has been such an encouragement to me and I have passed it on to others who have gone through tough things. With God all things are possible and He is making a way for you both! I am so excited for you! I'd love to be able to continue reading your journey if you want to add me! sweetsunflower1116@yahoo.com.

Your sister in Christ- Stephanie

Anonymous said...

First time commenting because I just recently started reading your blog. I wish you and Rob the best of luck with this adoption. I pray that everything goes as smoothly as possible for you.
-Lisa

Jennifer said...

I wish you both all the luck in the world in the adoption process. You two have so much to offer a child and you will all be lucky to have each other. I have a 6 year old brother who was adopted at birth and he is amazing and so loved.
Good luck and god bless
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie.. I have never posted before but check your blog daily. We are distant relatives (our moms are cousins) and I follow your blog closely and pray for you and Robb. This is exciting great news. I would love to follow your next adventure into parenthood if there is still room.
meeuwsen5@sbcglobal.net thanx amy

Tamara said...

I came across your blog right before your transplant and followed along after your recovery. I am 26, single and just adopted my son from Guatemala. After a long journey he come home in October (the week before Halloween) and is now 17 months old and doing really great. GOOD LUCK!!! It's wonderful!!

Rebecca said...

I have been following your blog for several months now and wanted to congratulate you on this big event! My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years and have been trying for over 4. In October, we began the adoption process. I am so excited for Christmas when we plan to tell our families. We haven't started the home study yet, we just finally got all our paperwork and everything gathered together and are waiting to hear back from our social worker. I would love to hear more of your story! Good luck!

Alli said...

Katie, this is awesome! What a wonderful thing it will be for you and Robb to give all the love you have for children to a child just waiting for you to be their mommy and daddy. I will be praying for you two and your little joy that will be coming!

TBG said...

I have not been reading your blog for very long but I did find it a bit ago and have read through your archives. Adoption sounds wonderful I would love to follow your journey if you would let me.

I no longer use blogger but you can find me at

www.thebossyyankee.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Katie, this is so great! How exciting for you & Robb! I hope that everything goes smoothly for you throughout the rest of the adoption process. I'll be praying for you, Robb, and your new bundle of joy who will hopefully arrive soon! If there is still room available on your blog I would consider it an honor to be included. My email is shousey29@hotmail.com.

God bless!
Stacy

Bethany said...

What amazing, wonderful news! I am so excited for the two of you who I feel like I "know" after following your journey. I would love an invite to continue following your story, but understand if that is not possible. My email is junkmags@gmail.com though. Thanks!

Amber06 said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome Katie. Adoption is such a WONDERFUL thing I am SO happy for you! I would LOVE to read along your joureny with you! My e-mail is: alb_nc@yahoo.com

Patrice said...

Congratulations! That is such wonderful news!

Amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for both of you and hope that this process goes smoothly for you. Praying for you both!! I would love to continue reading about your adoption story if you still have invitations available. Aimers@satx.rr.com

Mrs_Faz said...

How wonderful!!!! I would love to follow your journey! (If you still have room for me) Your story is truly one of God's amazing grace and compassion. HE is almighty!!! I am so excited for you.

Brenna's Mom said...

Yay! I am so happy for you!

I would love to follow along if you still have invites open.

brennasmom@rocketmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you congrats!!!

I would love to pray for you and the new little one!!!, if you can add me dianila@hotmail.com

Diana

Clint and Lexi said...

I am a bit late but if you still have space I would be so happy to follow in on your domestic adoption blog. My husband and I are so interested by adoption and we know it is a great way to be blessed by children and to raise more kids up for the Lord. Blessings and I am so glad for you and your family!

Abbie said...

That is so exciting! I sent you an email. I would love to follow!

Melanie said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! And another YAY! I cannot express my joy for you two in words. Just know that I am as happy for you as you are for you! I have read your entire blog and you are amazing. I cannot believe what you have been through, and I am so pleased that God has blessed you with this opportunity. I am glad that instead of playing the waiting and guessing game of pregnancy, you jumped right into adoption! Most people wait years. It is so awesome to know that some little boy or girl out there without a family will soon have two parents that are gracious, loving and wonderful!

You first child IS beautiful and is looking after you as an angel of God.

I better stop before this gets too long. I am just so happy and it is coming out as word vomit. (lovely image, I know)

Much love and prayer,

Melanie of MD

P.S. No two people deserve this more than you!

Crystal said...

That is FANTASTIC news Katie!!! I am so excited for you! You two deserve this more then anyone I know!!

I would LOVE to read your other blog! cbrown1007@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Yea!! congrats!! y'all will be in my prayers!

Britt71884 said...

That is FANTASTIC!!! I am so happy for you and Robb. You will be great parents and continue to be in my thoughts!

magdalina said...

That's fantastic to hear! Congratulations and good luck in your adoption journey!

Alicia said...

I was so excited to read this post! It is great news that you are adopting and I can't wait to follow your journey. Your other blog is probably full right now, but if you have any extra invite I would love to read along :). You two deserve this and you will be fantastic parents! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
I have been following your blog for a few months now and have only left a few comments. I am really happy for you and Robb. I'd love to read your new journey, but I understand if you'd like to keep it for only people you know.
Carley

Heidi said...

Congratulations! That is great news! I am so happy for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Katie & Robb:
Very happy for your news! As you have been in the adoption process, you have already been waiting. And, there will be more waiting. But, you both know of that God's timing is perfect! May you continue to grow in faith, hope and love that God has given you. Your desire to do God's will, in His time, for your lives is very evident in both of you--even to those of us who don't know you. Thank-you for writing and updating the blog--hearts are truly blessed. Many prayers are lifted up for you guys--and they won't stop.
If you have more invites, and would welcome an "unknown" reader, please put us down:
5sayers@ameritech.net.
God bless you!!
K & J

Lauren said...

That is such awesome news!! I'm very excited for you guys!!

Tiffany said...

Katie and Robb,

I'm so happy for you to hear that you're in the adoption process! My birth mother was only 16 when she had me, and knew that she wouldn't be able to give me the life that I deserved. She put me up for adoption right after my birth. I was adopted by my current parents when I was only 6 weeks old. I am so glad that I was given such awesome parents. Yes, at times, I've thought about finding my birth mother, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to totally go through with the process. So for now, I'll just sit back and enjoy what I have. I'm sure eventually one day I'll look for my birth mom, or to see if I have any brothers or sisters.

That being said, I'd love to be able to share in your journey if you have an extra invite. My email address is
mommy.2alexis@yahoo.com

Thank you so much!

Tiffany

Leslie said...

That made my day! I continue to keep you in my prayers. As soon as I read it I txtd my friend whom I found your blog through, I am so excited for you 2. I don't know how you do it, you are amazing and the faith you have in God is inspiring! I will email you for an invite to your other blog, hope there is still room!

Nicole said...

Oh my! I am soo excited for you both...I have never posted a comment but this news is way too great to not say Congratulations! I have been following your blog since you started and it is just amazing how far you have came! If you have room on your other blog I would love to be invited, nicolemcurtis@gmail.com, you are an inspiration and are in my families thoughts and prayers.

Leslie said...

I tried to email youmy email address and it kicked it back to me so here it is! Leslie_7401@yahoo.com thanks!

TessCPDF from the Nest said...

Congratulations Katie and Robb! I'm so happy for you!

K. said...

Katie I am so so happy for you. You will be such a blessing to your future son or daughter. I cannot wait to hear where this journey takes you. Congratulations to the both of you.

Erin said...

o my gosh that is the best news i have heard all day!!!! i am so happy for you and robb!
Erin

jenni said...

OMG Katie! I am so unbelivebly happy for you and Robb. That is such wonderful news. I would love an invite to follow your journey through adoption, but understand if they're all gone now. Best of luck :)

Jenni

Amy Kleinheksel said...

Katie,

I have been so blessed in so many ways reading your blog and walking through your journey with you and Robb not only in prayer but saddness, hope and now joy!! My husband and I adopted our daughter 31/2 years ago domestically through Adoption Associates. We also have a bioligical son and weren't able to have another child of our own and truly felt God pulling us into the direction of Adoption it was the most AMAZING experience we ever went through (next to giving birth to our son). I never felt God's presence more than ever during that time in our life. God is so Good and Faithful (you know that first hand). I would love to offer any advise or answer and questions you might have. My prayers are with you and Robb each and everyday! Believe me there is no difference in the love that I have for either of my children...I love them both so much and Thank God for blessing us with 2 beautiful children. May your Adoption Journey be a true blessing! I know you don't know me at all, but I would love to follow your story and pray for you along the way. Many Blessings ~

Amy
amykleinheksel@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting news to hear. I have been following your blog for a few months and have loved to read all your posts. Its amazing how happy that I felt for you when I read this, and I have never even met you. I will kepp you in our prayers as you go through this adoption process. My husband and I have been married for 3 1/2 years and would love to have a child. Due to some medical issues we still have had no luck. So your blog has been so great for me to follow. You have been through so much. If you have any invitations left I would love to follow your journey through adoption! loriweaver86@yahoo.com

tiff b said...

I don't even know you and I read this and burst into tears! Congrats and good luck to you on your journey. May God's peace fill your hearts as you wait for your miracle!

CageQueen said...

I'd like one, please!

cagequeen@gmail.com

I can send you an invite to my private blog if you'd like, too.

Verna said...

Fantastic! I have 5 adopted nieces and nephews in our family. We love them all!
A couple I know just recently adopted from Ethiopia. Their little girl is so sweet!
I'd love to follow your adoption process, but if you don't have any space available I'll understand.
Colemanverna@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

Katie that is wonderful!!! I am so happy for you and Robb. You will be an amazing mom and if you have any room left, I would love to follow your journey as we may be looking into adoption as well! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey!(my email is pockeysue22@aol.com)

Dawn said...

I just found your blog tonight after being directed to Dylan's blog. I would LOVE to follow your adoption journey. We began the journey of international adoption last June. We were SHOCKED to fall pregnant in February. Unfortunately, our son died and was born in May, at 18+ weeks. Our Christmas was bittersweet as we expected to have 2 babies this Christmas. Instead, Ethan spent his Christmas with Jesus and Jacob is still in an orphanage in Vietnam.

http://wehavebeenblessed.blogspot.com

Erika Gerding said...

Yea Katie!!! I am so excited for you both! What wonderful news! I can't wait to hear more and watch God work wonders in your life!
Erika

Tiffany Yates said...

I just came across your blog and your amazing story. I cannot imagine what you've been through, however, I see that you have incredible faith and that is what prevails all. I would love to follow your new blog and stay updated with your new journey :) My email address is smallcus at aol dot come - if you have any other invites available :)