The Decision to Adopt
Our adoption story goes back a few years, but our first step started with making the decision to adopt. Honestly, we didn’t have to discuss it much. We just both felt that this was where our journey was taking us. During discernment we both felt God “winking” at us in various ways. Through the homilies on Sundays, scripture readings, billboards, radio, ect. The word “adoption” was all over the place. Decisions like this aren’t made overnight, but we felt confirmed in our decision very quickly. We began the endless Google searching and research and felt more excited every day. We still had a million questions and decided the best place to start was by attending a few orientation sessions.
Choosing an Agency
The first major step for us was picking out the right agency. After knowing God was calling us to adopt a local infant, we felt that our own “backyard” was a good place to start. There are mothers right here in Minnesota who are choosing life and want to place their children in an adoptive family. After searching the internet, we were surprised to find a huge wealth of information on local agencies. We attended informational meetings for both Catholic Charities – St. Paul and Children’s Home Society. After more prayer and discernment we chose Catholic Charities. It was just the right fit.