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Adoption Testimonial from a Family Just Like Yours
Children's Connections loves to hear from our previous adopting families. We hope you enjoy and learn from their experiences in adoption. If you have a testimonial you would like to share, please reach out. Thank you again to all of our wonderful families! The following is an adoption testimonial from Venesa and Alejandro.
The Adoption Story of Vanesa & Alejandro
Vanesa and Alejandro adopted their handsome son through Children’s Connections in 2018. The following is an interview about their experiences with adoption, their tips to others thinking about adopting, and some happy news they wanted to share. Here is their adoption testimonial and experience.
Why did you choose to adopt?
We always wanted to adopt, we always knew that when we decided to start a family we were going to adopt. Making the decision to adopt with CCI was very easy and came natural to us. We just think adoption is a great way to start or to expand your family.
How was the process as a whole?
It was great, it was actually better than we had expected. Everybody was very helpful and friendly, which made the whole process very easy. We were extremely lucky as we didn’t have to wait too long before being matched, so we guess that made the process easier too. Communication with CCI was very good too. But, there were also some stressful times. The whole process took just a little over a year, since the first phone call to CCI to having the adoption finalized, and despite how quickly it was, each phase of the process was stressful in its own way.
How long did you think about adopting before you decided to contact an agency?
As we always knew we were going to adopt, we contacted CCI shortly after we decided it was time to start a family.
What have you learned and would like others to know before they get started?
No matter how you look at it, it can be a lot to take in. So, try to stay positive and focus on the end, it’ll be so amazing to hold your child for the first time that you will forget about how long and hard it was to get there.
What was the hardest part?
The waiting until you get matched, and then the waiting until you meet the birth mother. We didn’t have to wait for long before a birth mom wanted to be matched with us, but getting there was difficult. All the paperwork that had to be done, making sure that everything was right, and then the time creating the book and our profile to show birth mothers… we wanted everything to be perfect, and that was hard, it was a lot of work. And then came the moment when a birth mom wanted to be matched with us… after the initial great feeling that came with it, we started stressing again, what if she didn’t like us? The waiting time until we got to know each other and realize that it was a good match was difficult too.
What was the most amazing part?
The moment you see your baby for the first time, in the end everything works out, and that’s a moment we’ll always cherish.
Would you recommend others adopt?
Absolutely! It is an amazing experience. It’s true that the process can be stressful at times, but it is so rewarding in the end!
Anything else you would like to share with others?
No matter what type of family you have, adoption is always a good option. We ended up having a biological child shortly after we adopted, and we couldn’t be happier with our two kids. We didn’t turn to adoption because it was a last resource to have a family, it was just another way to have one, and despite all the stressful times, we wouldn’t change it for anything.
Tips you would like to share?
Try to focus on the end, and don’t let the waiting discourage you! In the end everything will work out. When meeting the birth parents, just relax and be yourself! If they chose you it’s because they saw something that drew them to you, so meeting them will be easier than you think.
Would you recommend Children’s Connections to others?
Definitely! They are great professionals and they know what they are doing.
Please contact us to learn more information. We would love to discuss each program in more detail with you and your family.
Family Building Programs We Offer
Children’s Connections is a licensed child-placing agency in Texas. We work with birth parents, genetic embryo donors and adoptive parents. We conduct infant and older child adoptions, along with embryo transfers that best meet the needs of all individuals involved.