We thought it would be cool to have a page dedicated to keeping an updated timeline of milestones as they happen. Basically a page where anybody can take a quick look and sort of see where we’ve been and where we currently sit in the adoption process. -Rob
December 2014 – After 3 years of trying to conceive, a lot of prayer and consideration, we felt that adoption was the road we were called to go down.
January 2015 – We began looking into different agencies and decided to work with Faithful Adoption Consultants. We also started meeting with many families who have either adopted or are currently going through the adoption process.
February 2015 – LambertLovebirds.com is launched in an effort to give friends and family a glimpse into the process and keep them updated on our progress. A GoFundMe campaign is launched with a goal of $40,000. We started the home study with The Family Network.
March 2015 – The home study continues! Lots of paperwork, doctors appointments, etc. Some of our very good friends held a yard sale fundraiser and brought in $860 which took us over the $7000 dollar mark and puts our GoFundMe campaign at 20% of our goal.
April 2015 – Experience a miscarriage and mourn the loss of that while continuing our Home Study and clinging to God’s Grace. GoFundMe reaches 25%!
May 2015 – Home Study completed!!! Praise God! Almost ready to begin the matching process. Working on profile book, filing our grants for funding and organizing fundraisers. Our family put on a Mexican lunch fundraiser and raised $2,286!
June 2015 – We are active and ready to match! On June 1st we had all of our paperwork approved and began actively presenting to potential mothers in hope of making a match. GoFundMe reaches 36%
August 2015 – We have several fundraisers under our belts! We learn very quickly that we are not great at waiting on God have to remind each other almost daily, that we want God’s best. The wait is worth it.
September 5, 2015 – Our girl was born! Our sweet birth mom, Jade, had our beautiful girl 4 weeks early. She and our kind birth father made the decision together to place their child for adoption and called our agency for help.
September 8, 2015 – Our profile book is given to the young parents! Courtney, our amazing consultant, passes along our book without asking because she felt lead to. She called and let us know to pray.
September 9, 2015 – Andi woke up and knew this was our girl! Andi woke up and with tears in her eyes, looked at Rob and said, ‘This is it, God is going to do this for us. This is our girl.”
September 10, 2015 – We got the call! We were chosen, the wait was over. Our sweet birth parents chose us to be mom and dad to our girl.
September 11, 2015 – Norah Jade was in our arms! We finally got to hug the sweet birth parents we now call family and meet the most amazing girl we will ever know. Our Norah Jade is home.