Adoption of the Month- March 2015

We have been married for almost 11 years. In that time, we have lived, traveled, and made friends across the country. We have a small maltese-poodle (maltipoo) named Molly that we have had for a few years. She’s a great dog and is now a great big sister. Before the opportunity to adopt a baby came we had discussed being open to the idea of adoption but we never actively pursued it. Our thoughts were that we would jump at the opportunity if it was to fall into our lap…..and then it did.


An old family friend contacted us with the opportunity. Wendy had previously worked with her over a summer when she was a teenager. We met with the birth mother and really hit it off. Over time we have grown a great relationship with her. The adoption was a great opportunity for us to help out the birth mother and for her to give us the greatest gift a person can give.


Adoption is an interesting and complicated journey.  It is best to view the adoption process as you might view dating. You can’t force something to happen and all of the details and deadlines that you may want to control can’t be controlled. It is best to just accept that the right opportunity may or may not come and that if it does, it will come in its own time. Being at peace with whatever happens will reduce your stress tremendously. Everything happens for a reason.


Mark Iverson is a wonderful adoption attorney.  He was a great resource throughout the process. His experience dealing with many adoptions gave us the confidence that we needed that he would help us navigate a complicated legal, emotional, and financial web. You can be confident that he has seen it all and will help the process run smoothly.

This adoption resulted in us having our first child. We had not been trying to have kids and have always been very career focused. This opportunity to adopt was such a huge blessing wrapped up in one little diaper. It was a great opportunity to make a new friend in the birth mother, expand our family, and re-examine our priorities in life.

We have been married for almost 11 years. In that time, we have lived, traveled, and made friends across the country. We have a small maltese-poodle (maltipoo) named Molly that we have had for a few years. She’s a great dog and is now a great big sister. Before the opportunity to adopt a baby came we had discussed being open to the idea of adoption but we never actively pursued it. Our thoughts were that we would jump at the opportunity if it was to fall into our lap…..and then it did.


An old family friend contacted us with the opportunity. Wendy had previously worked with her over a summer when she was a teenager. We met with the birth mother and really hit it off. Over time we have grown a great relationship with her. The adoption was a great opportunity for us to help out the birth mother and for her to give us the greatest gift a person can give.


Adoption is an interesting and complicated journey.  It is best to view the adoption process as you might view dating. You can’t force something to happen and all of the details and deadlines that you may want to control can’t be controlled. It is best to just accept that the right opportunity may or may not come and that if it does, it will come in its own time. Being at peace with whatever happens will reduce your stress tremendously. Everything happens for a reason.


Mark Iverson is a wonderful adoption attorney.  He was a great resource throughout the process. His experience dealing with many adoptions gave us the confidence that we needed that he would help us navigate a complicated legal, emotional, and financial web. You can be confident that he has seen it all and will help the process run smoothly.

This adoption resulted in us having our first child. We had not been trying to have kids and have always been very career focused. This opportunity to adopt was such a huge blessing wrapped up in one little diaper. It was a great opportunity to make a new friend in the birth mother, expand our family, and re-examine our priorities in life.