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  1. So, I'm back..... I started researching an agency for our second adoption in 2003. But we were not really ready (emotionally, financially...etc) until 2004. I started seriously researching agencies. We live in Virginia...& to be frank, the adoption laws of Virginia are pretty stinky. I knew from the experiences of our first adoption in 2000, that we needed an agency that provided: birthparent support a full service agency be located in a state that had shorter parental termination...more on that shortly had supportive staff & adoptive families. I spent many nights on t
  2. It is late for me...but I will come back to give the short version of our long story later this week. Amy
  3. Ditto. We used the same agency as Beth and Jim for our home study and their fees are high. I know it's a pain to start over again with someone new, but it might be worth it. We only stuck with our original agency because we LOVED our social worker and we knew that she would do the visit and update in lightening fast speed once we were matched. I echo Nicole & Beth...we had to start from scratch when we did our second adoption with Abrazo seven yrs ago. Yes, it was a royal pain...but we had very limited resources for homestudies in our area Be persistent...hang in there! xoxo, Amy
  4. Ditto. We used the same agency as Beth and Jim for our home study and their fees are high. I know it's a pain to start over again with someone new, but it might be worth it. We only stuck with our original agency because we LOVED our social worker and we knew that she would do the visit and update in lightening fast speed once we were matched. I echo Nicole & Beth...we had to start from scratch when we did our second adoption with Abrazo seven yrs ago. Yes, it was a royal pain...but we had very limited resources for homestudies in our area Be persistent...hang in there! xoxo, Amy
  5. I do detest MRI's...I pray your DD's goes well...AND green flags from both the neurologist & neurosurgeon...keep the faith friend!
  6. I remember thinking when we started our journey to our 2nd child, that our wait would be a long time...we already had a child & we were ok with knowing it might take some time. But as we know the timing isn't in our hands...the timing belongs to God. We had several 'interesting' birthparent calls along the way before having the 'one'. I remember two things especially from our first meeting with Hayden's birthparents....they thought Tim was very laid back & like a 'good ole country boy'...that still makes me laugh, but it is so true, birthparents see things in us & our spouses th
  7. May the whisper into the right ears at the right time for.those waiting. The bird whispered to us & we listened...and were blessed with our son. Amy
  8. Mari, I love following you on FaceBook! But I really love seeing you & your beautiful family here on Abrazo....there is just something about the triad & the love that spills from all angles. Hope everyone is doing well in all aspects. I look forward to reading more of your journey to your daughter's healing when the time is right. Much love, Amy
  9. Congrats on your son! Enjoy every new moment.

  10. I know this is a big week for you. Sending prayers for Hayden, but your whole family, too!! Let us know how everything's going!!

  11. What an exciting weekend for the Elite Aunties! Congratulations to all members of this family....may there be peace & strength to Crystal in the many days ahead. Blessings, Amy in Virginia
  12. Mari, You are one busy lady. Happy Holidays to you....enjoy Solan's birthday, Glad to hear that Lauranda is doing better.....what a major accomplishment! All my best, Amy
  13. Hope things are going better Mari. May this day....your birthday, be a very good day. Celebrate in style!!! Amy
  14. As another Virginian, I say welcome to the Abrazo family! There is a small but growing group of Abrazo families in the NoVa area. Susan & I head up the yearly gathering for the Virginia/WVa/DC/Maryland region. Feel free to PM me for questions, etc. Welcome to Abrazo. Blessings, Amy
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