Olivia and her Adoptive Parents, Tim and Julie, flew down from Illinois this last weekend to spend time with Olivia’s Birthmother Taunya, and her two daughters, Cassi and Lexie. Taunya is a Birthmother who placed her daughter for adoption through Journeys of the Heart Domestic Program in April 2015. (more…)
Kind words from Brynn’s birth parents, Tondalenia and Durell.
-We chose Journeys of the Heart because life is a journey. I would recommend Journeys to anyone in a similar situation. We had a wonderful experience and would love for others to feel the same as we did. The staff at Journeys was comforting and supported us through the entire process without rushing us. They assured us that we could do what we felt was best and let us be in control.
When creating an adoption plan you have the choice of choosing your child’s family. You have the opportunity to meet the family and get to know one another. This is the beginning to an ever evolving story of Evelynn’s adoption and the relationship that the Birth Parents, adoptive parents, and Journeys of the Heart formed throughout her Birth Mother’s pregnancy and after she was born. Stay tuned for more of this families journey through adoption.
What better way to get to know one another than to come together and paint ceramics for baby Evelynn’s nursery. This was a special day of sharing stories and life experiences. Evelynn’s Birth Parents met the Adoptive Parents, Scott and Elizabeth, at a local park for their first meeting. Everyone was nervous of course! The family brought sandwiches and the weather was perfect. Each couple were able to ask questions and get to know each other.
Meeting and establishing a relationship with the adoptive family you choose for your child is important. It helps reassure your decision to choose that family and lays the foundation for a trusting relationship.
In the pictures above, Evelynn’s Birth Mother, Adoptive Mother, and myself took the day to go to the ceramic studio to create our own special gifts for baby Evelynn. The items that they painted will be kept in her nursery and the story of that day will be a memory for everyone!
Thanks for letting Journeys share this experience with you!