Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself...my name is Nicole and my DH and I are looking at starting the adoption process within the next couple of years. This is something God laid on my heart before we had our biological children and it's something I can't. stop. thinking. about. I've read the FAQ section and found it extremely helpful.
Anyway - just wanted to say hi and ask a couple of questions.
1. Those of you who are Christian, what do you think about using a tithe to pay for the adoption process. Money is a big worry for us, but we are faithful tithers. I'm not sure how I feel about that idea. Like our pastor told another couple in our church who was adopting "If God has laid this upon your heart, it is his responsibility to pay for it, not yours." So I'm trying to act in faith.
2. The wait to adopt is largely due to us wanting to keep the birth order of our children. How long would you suggest we wait to start the process. Our youngest is almost 1.
Thanks for your insights. Nice to meet all you ladies.