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This started out as a blog about our domestic adoption. So all of the older posts are about that journey. It was an interesting one, and it led us to our son, Jacob. My dream since I was a little girl was typical of most little girls. I wanted to get married, and have children and be a stay at home Mom. Although, not a very popular choice for a profession now a day, I find it very rewarding. As a matter of fact, every day is an adventure! I've been told personally that the stay at home Mom profession isn't 'work', but spend a day with me and you'll see just how much 'work' it is!!! It's blessed work!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kelli Cox

Well, it's official! We've been assigned an Adoption Specialist! Her name is Kelli Cox. This is what the American Adoptions website has on her:

Kelli Cox - Adoption Specialist, LBSW
Hi my name is Kelli Cox and I am an Adoption Specialist here at the agency. My primary role is to work with birth parents on developing their adoption plan. I have my degree in Social Work and have been in the field for about three and a half years. I truly enjoy being able to guide birth parents and adoptive families through their adoption and provide support and education to them. It is an amazing experience to see the wonderful families that are created through adoption!"
We are getting SO close we can almost taste it. The realization is coming. My boss came up to me the other day and said, "You're planning on working full time in August right, during rush?" I started to answer then realized that I might not be working here in August. I might be at home with my new baby....I had to let it set in a little. I will feel really bad to leave my co-workers at such a busy time in our Department, but on the other hand....14 years is a long time to wait on a dream! My priorities will shift. I will no longer be Roxanne the Admin Assistant; I'll be Roxanne the Mommy...Roxanne the Mommy...wow! that's good stuff!!!! Anyhoo, we got an email from Kelli and we are to supply her with a few different dates/times when we can do a conference call to talk over our APQ. We are anxious to get this done, because it's basically our guidelines for our adoption. It will be interesting to see how we fare in relation to others. Were we broad enough in our preferences? Are we too restrictive? It will be interesting to know. We read a little manual that they provided before we filled out the APQ. It talked a little about the myths of adoption and such. It was eye-opening. So putting all our preconceived ideas in check, we prayfully filled out the APQ....and now we will see where we stand!
I sat down to write some more on the profile essays. I'm just at a writers block right now. SO I declared this Saturday, March 27th, Profile Writing day in our house. John and I will sit down and hopefully knock it out!!!! We are really wanting to turn it in by Wednesday, March 31st. So, the Agency got the APQ, we've been assigned an Adoption Specialist, and we are going to knock out our Profile Essays this weekend. Pray for us. =)


  1. So Red, are you still doing the foreign adoption or did that change? I am so excited for you! Strap on your seat belt girl! You are in for a crazy emotional roller coaster but I know you can do it. Keep remembering Phil 4:13. Anytime you need a listening ear I would sure be happy to listen. Sometimes its nice talking to someone who has been through it. Will be praying! Love ya! Kerry

  2. No, we are doing domestic. Foreign was taking too long...the old biological clock is tick, tick, ticking!!!!!! I'm so excited too! Thanks for the encouragement. You're the best! =)