My name is Joanne and I am blessed to be the mother of two beautiful girls of whom I am pictured with above. My husband and I went through the independent adoption process twice. Once in 2002 and again in 2007. In 2002, shortly after starting advertising, I discovered I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. Quite surprising after nine years of marriage! The pregnancy was quite eventful, but our oldest daughter was born healthy in January of 2003. I never stopped thinking about and learning about adoption, I always felt it would be part of our lives at some point in the future. In late 2006, we started the private adoption process again and were ready to add to our family. We were approved by our local family court in January of 2007 and started advertising shortly thereafter. I was excited to advertise and "pulled out all the stops" so to speak. I researched demographics of newspapers, advertised online in paid and free sites, ordered adoption business cards, created an adoption website, created our adoption profile and hit the ground running. We were blessed to be matched with a wonderful birthmother after only four months of advertising and our youngest daughter was born, healthy and beautiful in May 2007.
I know that my perseverance and passion helped us be successful so quickly. I was in contact with over 20 potential birthmoms and that led to two adoptions-my daughter and a baby boy adopted by a friend of mine and her husband. Two adoptions came out of all my advertising-all within months.I know how if feels to wait for "the call". I know every day you wait seems like an eternity. I know what it's like to wonder if you will ever get picked and if everything will work out smoothly. I know exactly how you feel. I can help you market yourselves to increase your chances of contact with potential birthmoms and therefore increase your chances of a successful adoption. Adoptions do happen every day-let me help you!