Two very different paths

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There are many different roads you can take when it comes to adoption, although the most common are through the State and the other is through a Private Agency.

Yesterday we received the biggest confirmation on why we are doing the right thing in having chosen to stick with a Private Agency instead of going through the State. Now, regardless of how you feel about the State’s system, we are not saying at all that it is not worth it. There is a huge need for families to foster and adopt through the State, especially here in New Mexico, we just really felt like that was clearly not for us at this time. We have talked about fostering in the future, but feel that our primary focus now should be adopting baby G.

We atteded a meeting at our local “State Agency” to gather information because even though we had already set our eyes on sticking with Adoption Assistance Agency and we are on their waiting list, we figured we at least would give it the benefit of the doubt to explore what other options are. It is not worth going into detail because it is not our place to encourage or discourage anyone from pursuing this venue, but we just got a big impression of how going through public adoption is not right venue for us. We are so grateful to be involved (even if it is a waiting list manner) with an agency that has the best interest for all the parties involved and the well being of both bio, adoptive and the child as well.

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Inside the Womb

Very interesting. We often think about who the woman is that will (or is for all we know) that will be carrying our children. We will forever be grateful to her for making the choice of giving a child away, instead of the other alternative when someone has an unexpected pregnancy.

Diamond Mike Watson

11811367_985730768136294_2677470364734882904_nOctober, 1957. This pregnant lady is the birthmother I have never known. The amazing thing is realizing that I am growing in her womb, and that I was born four months after this photo was taken.  I was never told as child , “You came from mommy’s stomach.” For so many years, I thought a woman was simply fat when she was pregnant. I didn’t understand the concept of pregnancy because I thought kids were chosen.

I have always been such an investigative adoptee.  That’s why I have lost many “friends” over the years. I discovered who my birthparents were from 20 years of searching. My birth family was told by my birthmother that I was born dead, so there was no reason for anyone to go search for me.

Until I was 36 years old, I had many recurring feelings of being alone. Until then, I had never…

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First fundraiser: Over

Officially as of 12:00am on August 1st we closed our Go Fund Me campaign and we are both in awe of how generous everyone has been. We’ve received additional donations outside of Go Fund Me as well (GFM keeps a percentage of your donation, so some prefer just personal checks, which we totally get), but we can gladly say that this one in particular is over.

So what comes next?

As we have said in other blog posts, we are still not at our goal and are a long ways away. Yard sales? Events? T-shirts? All of the above!

We will be announcing our next fundraiser next weekend and we are pretty stoked about this one. Unlike Go Fund Me where we felt as though we were just asking people for money, the following ones will benefit our friends and family, while we raise funds to adopt Baby G.

From all 3 of us (Luis, Danielle and Baby G):

P.S. Even though we closed our GFM campaign, online contributions are still available via PayPal. Just CLICK HERE to be re-directed to that site.

We love you all so much and are so encouraged by your support!