Posts By Geri

GeriGeri married her husband, Tony, in August 2007. About a year after, they started trying to have a baby. After some infertility testing, they found out that Tony has a genetic condition that would make having children difficult. Even if they did try IVF, the genetic condition resides on the Y chromosome and would be passed down to any male offspring. </br></br>Deciding that it was much more important to become parents than to become pregnant, Geri and Tony decided to make an adoption plan. They are anxiously awaiting a match for a domestic infant so they can begin building their family!

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I remember an essay question from a test in High School English.  “Can you ever really go home?”  For the life of me, I cannot remember the book that this essay question related to, but the question has always stuck in my head for all of these years. The first week of Faith’s life was…
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The Moment

Ya know, you get into this thing.  This parent thing.  You have this new little thing to take care of.  You don’t know what to expect.  They don’t know what to expect. Not only does she completely trust you to care of her every need.  Her birth-mom trusted you to care for her child.  To…
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Meet Faith Ashlynn

If you’ve ever wondered, you can pack two adults and stuff for a baby in about 1.5 hours, book a flight and jump on a plane. Last Sunday, March 3, at about  3:30pm we got a call that A* may be going into labor.  We called the airline and found out that the last flight…
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My Crazy Life

I’m not going to lie.  I think the wait after the match is worse than the initial wait.  Now we have an end time.  But it could change.  But maybe it won’t.  I’ve mentioned before, I’m a planner.  This is really hard for me.  It’s made me a complete nut. I’ve washed clothes, sterilized nipples…
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It’s A…… BABY!

Ok.  We’ve been keeping it quiet for what seems like forever.  And people are starting to ask questions about why we’re taking crazy day trips to Florida… It all started 2 weeks ago with an email.  A birthmother in Florida.  I know, I know, we’ve said over and over after “almost” matches that we would…
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Tis’ The Season!

To be completely honest, the last thing I thought I would be doing for the holidays this year was praying to get through them.  After last year’s struggle, I thought for sure that it was the last year that Tony and I would spend the holidays as just the two of us.   I thought…
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Peaks and Valleys

I want to start by saying thank you to all who follow our blog.  When I first started it over a year and a half ago, I thought it would be so easy to keep up and share all of our news.  The emotional journey to adoption has proven extremely hard.  The choices of what…
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Maybe?

I got a text.  I met her.  It all seemed to be falling into place.  I heard about a possible birthmother.  She was a friend of a friend.  We met for coffee because she had some questions about adoption.  My intent going into the meeting was to give her the information for our agency and…
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If you build it….

After 3 weeks of construction and one year (at least) of shopping to pick out the “perfect _______” (Insert anything baby here… cloth diapers, detergent, theme, color)…  The nursery is done! There is not much going on with the actual adoption.  We’ve had at least one more situation come and go since my last post….
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