After losing our daughter Sophie to SIDS, we talk about adoption and we know in our hearts that one day we will adopt a child
Our daughter Zoe is born prematurely and spends several months in the NICU, followed by years of developmental delays and therapies
We meet with an agency specialized in domestic adoption of newborns and research infant adoption
We attend a meeting of Families with Chinese Children and research international adoption from China. We decide we want an older child.
We find out Chile has an international adoption program but there are no adoption agencies in the US so you must work directly with a lawyer. We decide to give it a try and start working on the home study.
While searching for an agency for the home study, I randomly find out about the international adoption program from Ecuador and we decide to go for it!
First meeting with our adoption agency for home study
We have our fingerprints takes by the US State Department as part of the process for approval
We receive a request for additional information and documentation from the US State Department.
We submit additional information requested
We’re approved by the US State Department to adopt a child from Ecuador!
We’re requested to take the MPPI 2 assessment, a psychological standard evaluation that is currently mantadory for adoptions from Ecuador
We’re approved by the Ecuadorian government to adopt a child from Ecuador!
April 2013 to Present
Waiting for a referral