Mar 27, 2016

Our Family.... an update

Family and Friends, we are so glad you stopped by our blog!  You probably have a few questions about what’s going on in our life and what we’ve been up to since we have been missing in action on the blog for the past few years.  Let's start with the basics:  We have purchased a town home in Herriman Utah where we currently live.  It is about 30 minutes from the SLC airport.  We are loving having our own place and thoroughly enjoying living outside of Utah County.  We are both working; Zeb in the mortgage industry and Lisa in the accounting/finance industry.  We have a beautiful, shy cat named Ramona, but you can call her Honey Bear.

     We have tried for a few years to start our family but it just hasn't been working out for us.  In 2014 I had surgery and our doctor was confident we would be pregnant in just a few months.  However when that didn’t happen it was time to start seeing the specialist's specialist.  After many, many tests it was determined that as a couple Zeb and I would never be able to have biological children on our own and if we wanted them it would be possible, but would require some pretty intense infertility treatments (ICSI).  We have taken our time coming to terms with that news and adjusting to the fact that the life we dreamed of and planned for might not be the path our life will actually take.  We have started to dream new dreams and adjust our plans and have come to some conclusions about what we would like our future family to be and how we would like to get there.  We are happy and excited to share that news with our family and friends!

     We have many options available to us to start our family and we have decided that for our first child we would like to pursue adoption through the state of Utah.  This means that we will obtain the same license that foster families receive.  We have finished taking 32 hours of training through the state and are about get our first aid and CPR certification.  The next step on our journey will be to complete a home study and then we will be ready to foster-to-adopt, or adopt a waiting child.  We are so excited to take these next few steps to finish our license and are so ready to get going and start our family.  We know that for many people this is the path less traveled and we are honestly thrilled to be on it.  We are happy to answer any questions you might have.  We do understand that it is all quite fascinating and interesting and we feel blessed to be learning about and participating in this path!

     We will continue to update this blog as much as possible about where we are at in the process and are so grateful for your love and support as we build our family.  My mom has put together a registry for us on Amazon if you would like to help us prepare our home for the upcoming home study Link Here.  We are so grateful for the love and support we have felt as we have made this decision.

We'll keep in touch,
Lisa & Zeb