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Matthew and Betsy

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  1. Congratulations on your two sweet little girls!!! Such a beautiful family picture! We look forward to hearing more and wish you and your sweet daughters' birthfamily all the very best.
  2. A year ago, I was still just learning about open adoptions. We had contacted an agency briefly a couple of years before that..I remember talking with the guy there and him telling me that there are many agencies out there that try to convince you to do an open adoption...he strongly discouraged that. I never was afraid of open adoption, but I have to say that up until about a year ago, I just didn't understand it. It sounded complicated, difficult, and I really wasn't sure what the positives were. I just got off the phone awhile ago with our daughter's birthmother, and I just cannot imagi
  3. Congratulations to the newest family on your sweet little baby girl! Enjoy these first few days as a family and cherish every moment with her loving birthfamily.
  4. Congratulations on your new sweet baby boy! Lots of love and fun filled days ahead!
  5. Baby Clara is a doll!!! Congratulations Andrea and Don! Many happy blissful pink days ahead for you... Enjoy each and every moment!
  6. I don't think those on this forum necessarily demean other forms of adoption, but we just see all of the positives for everyone involved in an open adoption. After learning about Abrazo and learning more about open adoption, we talked with adopted adults that we knew whose adoptions were closed. They all had good things to say about us pursuing an open adoption. Not all, but many adopted adults do wonder and desire to know more...we couldn't think of anything better than to give our child more people in her life to love her.
  7. Congratulations to all! Baby girls are so much fun! What a wonderful blessing to all and to this Sweet child who will be surrounded by so much love!
  8. Hi Franky! Welcome to the Forum! I am very sorry for your loss. That must have been very difficult for everyone. I am glad your co-workers encouraged you to check out Abrazo. It was exactly a year ago that I started reading the forum and we began filling out paperwork. We attended orientation in September and in March our sweet little girl was born. I tell everyone about Abrazo. They are a wonderful agency! And the Forum is a wonderful place to share your thoughts and feelings and learn so, so much. Wishing you all the best! Betsy
  9. Congratulations to the newest family on the arrival of your sweet little boy! We look forward to seeing pictures of your precious bouncing baby boy!
  10. Congratulations Clyde and Monica! I know you are just on cloud nine with that precious little girl! Enjoy every second!
  11. How VERY, VERY EXCITING!!! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! We can't wait to hear all the details!
  12. Congratulations on your sweet little boy! Enjoy this new time together as a family.
  13. Congratulations Linda and Tony on your sweet little baby boy! He is quite a cutie! We are so happy for you and wish you all the best as you begin your days as a family!
  14. All these hints... waiting, waiting, waiting for a very special annnouncement!!!
  15. Welcome Gigi and Edwin, We are so glad you have found Abrazo! They are the best! Like Heidi said, you will learn so much from the forum and all of the Abrazo families! Thank you for sharing your story with us, and we look forward to hearing much, much more!
  16. Hi Amanda, Welcome to the forum! What a wonderful post! Cliff and Alison were in our orientation group, and like you, we just absolutely love them! They are going to be awesome parents! Little Cliff is very blessed to be surrounded by so much love from you all! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and we hope to see more posts from you very soon!
  17. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Cliff and Alison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At Long last you have your precious little one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love you and can't wait to see your happy family photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Cliff, we wish you a very, very, very Happy Father's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Elaine, We've heard those comments too. Very, very, very annoying!!! I know the people who have said it to us mean well, but these comments so grate on my nerves! Fortunately, usually when I say that we are the lucky ones, they seem to get it. I look at Avery EVERY day and think how blessed we are and how very, very lucky we are to have HER in our lives!
  19. Personally I know that the only way we got to where we are was with God leading us all the way. In 2001 when we had a miscarriage at 12 weeks after 4 years of trying to conceive, I did not have a clue what God wanted for us. That was a rough time, and only through Him did we make it through that, but I just had no idea why, why, why we could not have children. After several more years and tests...sometimes the message seemed to be that we were not meant to be parents. Deep inside I knew that was not true though. Over the last 2 years or so we kept our lives pretty busy so I didn't give m
  20. Congratulations on your sweet little bundle! Definately worth staying around in Texas a bit longer! It was wonderful to meet you at camp!
  21. Congratulations on your new little one! Parker is such a cutie! You are blessed with two sweet boys!
  22. I've been away from the forum for a few days, and what a wonderful announcement to come home to!!! Congratulations Scott and Sandi on your new precious baby girl! Your family photo is oh so sweet! We are looking forward to lots more!
  23. Congratulations!!!!! We are so happy for you! Two beautiful daughters... what a wonderful blessing!
  24. Congratulations Mike and Kelly! I love your family photo and look forward to many more! Enjoy these first precious days as a family!
  25. Ashley and Ted, Congratulations on your new little baby boy!!! Can't wait to see photos! You have been truly blessed with such a sweet baby and his amazing birthmother.
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