How I Learned to Spell Library

At some point in time (first grade, if I had to guess), I came from school with a book checked out from the school library and had a conversation with my dad that when something like this (NOTE: There is at least 23 years of memory decay affecting this, so even though I use quotes – don’t quote me on this):

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DONE!!!

If you couldn’t tell by the title of this post, we are done.  What does that mean exactly?  It means we are done with all the things necessary to de able to be chosen by birth parents to adopt.  Our profile can be seen on www.itsaboutlove.org.

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Almost done…

So all the paperwork and other stuff is almost done.

I really felt like when we got started, we were going to sprint through all of this.  We got into the adoption training seminar early.  Karalene and I were so focused.  I bought the domain for the blog.  I got the blog all setup.  We were going to get through this process at blazing fast speeds!

We weren’t going to be like some of the couples we met in training, who took 6 months to get their paperwork done.  We were excited, motivated, and knew we could get it done.

It is now almost six months later.  WHAT HAPPENED!!?!?!?

Well let’s see, here’s what happened.
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Our adoption blog

Welcome to our blog!  We are Craig (Lookin’ to be a Daddy) and Karalene (Lookin’ to be a Mommy).  If it isn’t obvious yet, we’re a happy couple who are Lookin’ to be Parents!!

If you are a birth parent, please be sure to check out our Message to Birth Parents.

This blog is to help share ourselves and allow birth parents an opportunity to get to know us and help them determine if we might be the right choice for their placement.

No matter who you are, we hope you find this blog enjoyable!

You might be thinking, “Hey now, who are all these adorable kids in all these pictures?  I kind thought that by not being parents you don’t have, you know, kids!”  And if you are thinking that, or something similar, all those cute kids are our neices, nephews, children of friends, etc.

Here is a wonderful message from a birth mother that we thought was important enough to stick up here where it will never go away: http://forwardwalking.com/2013/04/15/placing-a-child-for-adoption-a-birth-mothers-story/