Monday, November 2, 2015

Still hoping to adopt......

I feel bad I don't post much on here.  When you want to adopt, socical media can be super helpful but I feel like I spend so much time on Facebook and Instagram keeping those updated, I forget about the blog.  If you come across this blog and want to know more please check out our adoption profile on , check out our facebook and Instagram too.

In the meantime we are still hoping to adopt.  We had 2 hopeful situations come our way but both didn't work out.  We know it's in God's hands but still  try our best to stay positive, hopeful, keep the faith, continue to pray for guidance and spread the word of our desires to grow our family.

And since November is National Adoption Month I will be posting a lot on FB and Instagram if you want to see those pictures and highlights.

The Ray's

Adoption Profile

Facebook page

Instagram @adoptionrocksourworld

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Our Adoption blog

Thank you for taking the time to check out our blog. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful kids.  Each child came to us through adoption and each kids adoption was different.  We hope to adopt at least one more time but not sure which route to take to find our 4th child.  So we made this blog in hopes to spread the word of our desire to grow our family.  Please check out the pages above this post (right below our big family picture.)  You can click on any of those to learn more about us. We hope you enjoy reading about us and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

The Ray's
Adoption Profile
Facebook page
Instagram @adoptionrocksourworld

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Our profile is live on!

It's official!! Our profile is live on!  I feel so blessed to be able to put the word out like this and have the church support us in our adoption efforts.  When I heard the news back in February
2015 that the church would pay to have our profile up until February 2016 I cried. I was so happy and it brought such hope.  I don't know if this site will help us or not in our adoption journey but I am optimistic.

Check us out here

***UPDATE- Our Instagram name is @adoptionrocksourworld

Here is a clip of the Church's announcement on adoption made in February 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What Adoptive Parents Want Birth Parents to Know

I love this article on
Source HERE

What Adoptive Parents Want Birth Parents to Know

An adoptive parent wants to share a loving relationship with a child. For years, they may have tried numerous fertility treatments and given adoption a great deal of thought. When being pregnant no longer becomes the focus, they choose adoption. They want to experience the love only a parent and child can share. They have turned to you to help make that dream come true.
Most adoptive parents are grateful that you have chosen them to raise your child. They recognize your strength and selflessness. While they understand that sometimes a person is not ready to parent, or that their circumstances may make parenting impossible, they can’t imagine having to make such a decision.

Adoptive parents convey their thoughts and dreams in “Birth Parent Letters,” online profiles and Parenting Portfolios. These documents are shared with pregnant woman as they decide on an adoption plan and choose the family to raise their child. During phone conversations and in personal meetings, they will share their personal hopes and dreams as parents.
Adoptive parents want you to know they will love your child forever and treat them as if they gave birth to them. They will celebrate birthdays and holidays with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Your child will spend time with friends, doing the things that interest them. They will be exposed to many recreational activities. They can take music, dance, art and sports lessons. They will take vacations and go to fun places. Your child’s interests will be included in all of their plans.
The best education possible will be provided to your child. They will be encouraged to follow a career path that includes their interests, talents and abilities.
Your child will know about you, even if the adoptive parent(s) don’t stay in touch over the years. They will tell them about their adoption when they are young and will add information about you and why you made an adoption plan, as they grow. Adoptive parents will share letters and photos if you give them and will help the adopted child find out more information and meet you if they wish and if you agree.

Adoptive parents are parents because of you and therefore promise to:
Dry their tears and tend to their wounds.
Sooth their soul and boost their spirit.
Calm their fears and ferociously protect them.
Provide all the opportunities the world has to offer.
Tell them every day that they love them and will always be there for them.

Adoptive parents would not be a parent, know the love of a child or know the joy of being a family without you. And, while you may not be a part of their daily life, they will never forget you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Real Birth Moms Project | Part 8 and 9

The Real Birth Moms Project | Part 8

What is your biggest fear in adoption?

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The Real Birth Moms Project | Part 9

What is something about yourself that you love?

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Adoption. It's about love!

I know most expecting mom's feel like people and their future child will look down on them for choosing adoption.  When in most cases the mom is doing something good for the child.  A lot of people understand this choice and some people don't.  You just have to go with your heart and gut.   Unplanned does not equal unwanted. Adoption is about love!  Giving the child the best life possible, whatever that may be.  I often tell my children...."Your birth mom didn't place you for adoption because she didn't love you, she placed you for adoption because SHE DID love you!"  I really do know this to be true, so they need to know it too. 

I love these quotes!  So I wanted to share....

"Adoption is not a breaking of trust but a keeping of faith ... not the abandonment of a baby but an abandonment of self for baby's sake." Source: Curtis Young.

 Adoption is about giving more, not giving up!

ADOPTION... if a baby is not a blessing for you right now,
let them be a blessing to someone else.

Adoption in not easy, but it definitely is a blessing.

Not every child who is adopted was unwanted. I believe there is only love in adoption. Even if the birth mother can’t say it or see it, there is only love. Even if she can’t understand it, giving the child a life is only love.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Real Birth Moms Project | Part 6 and 7

The Real Birth Moms Project | Part 6

What helps you live your life in your new normal?

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The Real Birth Moms Project | Part 7

Is your adoption closed, semi-open, or open?

 Read More Here