We bought a car seat.
You know . . . the kind you put a baby in.
Except, we don’t have a baby.
Did you know that November is National Adoption Awareness Month?
My husband and I have been on an adoption journey for the past several years. Our home study was completed earlier this year, so we’ve technically been ready to move forward and bring home a baby since then. We’ve been open, watching, reading through potential adoption opportunities, but we’ve also just been going about our lives.
We still have work, ministry, music, a home . . . all the things that require our time and attention every day.
We’ve also been saving and fundraising for our adoption, one of the main reasons we haven’t moved forward as of yet. We’re doing a domestic infant adoption, which costs $30K+, depending on each individual situation.
That’s a lot of money.
And we still don’t have it all.
But that feeling of readiness has really settled in over the past few months.