Meet Djoko & Carolyn who are hoping to become first-time parents through adoption!
We loved hearing about Djoko and Carolyn's heart for adoption and about their journey so far into the adoption world - they are hoping to become first-time parents through domestic (US) adoption and we are so happy to share their story:
Djoko and I (Carolyn) first started our adoption journey in December of 2016. It was something we’ve always talked about and planned on doing. My mom was adopted in the late 50’s, so it’s always been close to my heart. We kept hearing commercials and seeing billboards for adoption and my husband told me that maybe that was the nudge we needed. We started looking into different agencies and were a little overwhelmed. We started talking to an agency in South Carolina and were told we needed our home study first. So last spring we got in contact with a local social worker who was licensed for home studies and started that process. The home study took us a bit because I was in school for my BSN completion at the time and working full time.
We finished everything last fall, except we still needed to find an agency. I went to a conference called Moms in the Making in October, and it was so helpful for me - talk about healing your brokenness! I also had the opportunity to talk to several women there about adoption. We learned about the different options of a using a consultation agency or a full-fledged adoption agency. Lifetime Adoptions was one of the full-fledged agencies that was mentioned to us several times and we felt like they were the best option for us. We signed with them in January of 2018 and started our payment plan. We completed our online profile then and turned in our profile book in April. We are officially waiting to be matched! This has been a long journey and we are looking forward to becoming first-time parents through adoption.
You can help Djoko and Carolyn by shopping and telling all your friends to shop on Honeycomb Hope this week - a percentage of all sales will go to this sweet couple to help them with their adoption fees.
[Carolyn mentions Moms in the Making - this is a great resource for anyone experiencing infertility. Moms in the Making is a non-profit, faith-based, fertility support group that exists to support and encourage women on their journey to becoming a mom by sharing the hope and truth of God’s Word. Both of us (Mindy and Abigail) have also taken in part in their online group, Bible studies, and conferences and would highly recommend checking this website out if you are interested: http://momsinthemakinggroup.com]