Saturday, May 14, 2011

Adoption (Just breathe)

Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a mom! My favorite thing to do was play with my baby dolls. I had boy baby dolls and girl baby dolls. Dolls that ate food and dolls that wore diapers. I also had a "toddler" baby doll. I remember in third grade I used to pretend my baby and the babysitter would come to school and watch me from the hallway while I "worked."

 I eventually moved from playing with baby dolls to babysitting and eventually working at a daycare and now a teacher. I have been around babies all my life. I love my niece and four nephews and was able to watch some of their births. It was incredible!

I have watched my friends have babies and have been blessed to be part of their lives. I have learned so much about being a mom from my friends, sisters and my own mom. I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!

As I have watched all these amazing people have children I kept thinking my time was coming. I was going to find the right man for me. I was going to be blessed with children. Everyone kept telling me I had plenty of time. Then one day, no one was saying that to me anymore. My time was up (or so that is how I felt). How did I become close to 40? 40! Seriously? "Oh that's not old" people say to me. Maybe to you it isn't old because you are marrie and or have the beautiful kids you dreamed about. It is different when you're 40 and those dreams have not come true.

So enough of my story for now. But what I do want to say is I am in the early stages of the adoption process. This blog will be mostly dedicated to this process.

Why would I want to blog about this? Well, I want to share my experience because for me it is therapeutic. I am hoping others that are going though this will read this and we can share informtion and stories and advice. I also am single and so I have additional hurdles to jump.

Now that  have written a book I will close for today or I will have only on LOOOONG post.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love you!!! I'm excited about this for you!!

  2. I think that is wonderful, Teresa! I found Mr. Right, we got married then struggled with infertility for seven years. I knew I was going to be a mom some how...some way. Adoption was the answer for us and what a blessing it was. We have a beautiful, sweet and smart almost five year old daughter. Our adoption process was fast and smooth. Let me know if you have have any questions or just want to talk. There is alot of time, paperwork and ups and downs, but the end results is incredibly rewarding!! I'll be praying for you! ~Debbie Rider

  3. I happened to come across a post of yours on another site (Adoption Voices). I saw you had a blog which brought me here. So much of what you said I can relate to. I have had and still have some of the same feelings you shared in this post. I thought it was just me. I just want to say that I have to honestly believe that God would not put such strong desires in our hearts to deny us those. (at least I hope that is correct). I wish you much joy and that you and your child(ren) find each other. All the time waiting will be so worth it in the end.

    Many Blessings!