Tuesday, February 14, 2012

who we are.

As much as I want to tell you who "he" (the little boy we want to adopt) is, I suppose I should explain in more detail who WE are.

We are Jennifer & Jon.  We have been married for almost eight years.  I am a stay-at-home mommy, while Jon works near Philadelphia where he runs an office that does international logistics.  If you are confused about what that means, don't fret.  No one understands my husband's job.  I didn't for several months when I met him, either.

We are Christians who attend a Lutheran Church about 1/2 hour south of our home in Eastern Pennsylvania.  We are also enormous football fans.  I am a Saints fan, Jon is a Steelers fan and we both enjoy watching the Eagles.  We invite all football fans to enjoy our blog, with the exception of Patriots fans, 49ers fans, Falcon Fans and Cowboy fans.  Fans of the Ravens and Bears may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. 

If you haven't figured it out by now, the above is a joke.  We have great senses of humor and also love sarcasm.  :)

We are the parents of three children, but only one is living.  Our twin boys died due to premature labor (unexplained) in 2008 after we conceived them via IVF.  In 2009, we used a frozen embryo from that cycle and were blessed with our daughter, Chelsea.  She is a miracle "frosty baby" as some call her, because of the nature of her conception.  She was born five weeks prematurely and suffers with some developmental delays as a result.  She is also one of the cutest kiddos out there, and when I figure out how to post pictures properly here, I will be happy to show you!  She will be three in a few months, which keeps our hands full.

For years, we considered adoption, as far back as 2006 when we thought about Guatemala, then Poland, and now Bulgaria.  While we could possibly have more children of our own biologically, we felt that biology was not nearly as important as some make it out to be!  Instead, we felt blessed in our own family and felt that God called us to reach out in faith to find our son. I pray that the little boy we've identified will, in fact, be our little boy, but it will be a long while before we know that for sure.  In the meantime, we are drowning in paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.  We met with our home study social worker for the first time yesterday.  She was personable, but left us with a ton of "homework" to do! 

Please share our blog with others - we want to know people who are adopting!  We especially like to know of those who are adoption children with varying needs, as the little boy we hope to bring home does have some of those.  In the meantime, happy valentine's day!  Today my "heart" is partially in Bulgaria, praying for a boy in Bulgaria who has no idea what is likely going to happen to him in the coming months...

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