We are paper pregnant!

Yup. We are. Well!! Almost!

About three months back, K and I made the decision to grow our family through adoption. It had been on our minds for a couple of years now but this June we decided to take the steps necessary to make it a reality. The first step in the process was getting our home study done. A requirement mandated by the Government that certifies us as able, willing and healthy parents to be. It took a lot of paperwork, introspection and a giant leap of faith for us to get here. It has not been easy. There are miles to go yet before we can sleep metaphorically.

Yet, it felt right to celebrate our first milestone in this journey. Now, we enter the exciting phase where we wait to be matched with an expectant mom or a little baby that needs a home. From all accounts, we have heard it takes anywhere between a year and two. Earlier if we are lucky.

There are more questions than answers in this new adventure. The hope is that we will figure out the answers as we go along. So, while we wait, I have a request for you. Keep us in your thoughts and pray that our little child will find us.

If someone you know is going through a difficult time in their lives and is looking to make an adoption plan for their child, keep us in mind. Drop us a line and we will get in touch with you. K and I have plenty of love and security for a child that needs it.

55 comments

  1. Awesome news, Laksh.
    As I said in one of your previous post, you will make an awesome mother*. A lucky & blessed child awaits you.

    Genuinely happy to know this.

    *i know, i know you only thru’ ur posts still..

  2. Hi Laksh,

    Our heartiest wishes.. You & K will be in our prayers.. Have a great life ahead

    Cheers,
    Yazhini Karthik

  3. LAKSH!

    You brought tears to my eyes – I’m so very happy for you both and EXCITED πŸ™‚
    Keep the faith always and you are definitely in my prayers – although I’ve not known fully what was going on, I have sensed your pain – and this has been a long time coming πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to hear more news πŸ™‚

  4. Thats awesome news Laksh. Lots of good luck and best wishes for this effort. There will be a match, and soon- Inshallah! Love-Altoid

  5. This is a fabulous news Lakshmi. Hearty congratulations to both of you. I wish you good luck throughout the journey.

    Aparna

  6. I am truly happy for you. And here’s wishing a memorable, happy and very brief journey to bringing your baby home.

  7. That is a great milestone! Kudos to you on your wonderful decision and congratulations to you and K on this decision and milestone!

    I know someone who says, “adoption is the most generous act anyone can do in the world, nothing like giving love and life to a child.”

    Our best wishes and prayers are with both of you!

    Once again, congratulations…

  8. Awesome News!!!! I am sooooo happy for you guys. May the next step of the journey be shorter and exciting. God Bless!!!

  9. Wonderful !!!!! God Bless. I have already starting imagining both of you holding a cute, little, cuddly, sweetie pie in your arms. Celebrate everyday my dear.

  10. Congratulations to you and K on the paper pregnancy Laksh. Wishing you the bestest of best from the bottom of my heart. You truly deserve it. Hugs – Suman

  11. Hearty Congratulations to you and K. You will be always in my prayers.
    Hope you get your little baby home soon. Waiting to see lots of baby photographs soon Laksh.
    Once again my genuine wishes to both of you. Wish you all the best …..

  12. Oh Laksh! it is one of the most toching post! and what an exciting news! I am crying and laughing at the same time. My hearty hearty congratulations to you and K. That will be one lucky child to have you both as parents. My prayers to you and the child of yours.I can hardly contain this news!congrats again dear and the best!
    shy

  13. Lakshmi,

    I have been a regular reader of your blog but have never left a comment. (I know, lazy me!). I was genuinely happy for you after I read this post and wanted to wish you ALL THE BEST! Like someone else mentioned, though I know you only thru’ ur posts, I still know for a fact that u’ll be a great mother! My prayers are with you.

  14. Hi Laksh,
    I regularly read your blog and this is the first time I’m leaving a comment(on any blog!!) Just wanted to pass on my best wishes to you and K. Enjoy your upcoming motherhood πŸ™‚

  15. Hey Laksh..

    From what I know about you (from reading your blog), I kinda saw this coming sometime for sure. I am so happy for you and K. All the best and my prayers will be with you both.

  16. Great news! We are really excited to see the little cutie very soon. Our prayers are always there for you both.
    Good luck and best wishes πŸ™‚

  17. Great news! I am sure you guys would have gone through
    millions of feelings. Hope this new excitng phase of ur life
    starts soon.

  18. What wonderful news, good for you for making such a selfless decision. I wish you the best of luck in this wonderful journey. I am sure the right child will come to you, as you are meant to be that child’s mother. Also I know you will make wonderful parents, really happy for you. Big hugs πŸ™‚

  19. Lakshmi, I pray that yourself and K become proud parents soon….. I have a cousin in Chicago who adopted twins, a boy and a girl from India 5 years ago. While Vijay (that’s my cousin) and hid wife Sunita have had their hands full ever since, last month when we visited them, they were so happy with little Rithwik and Roshni that it made the whole effort exteremely worthwhile!!

    All the best to you both. You are in our prayers.

    Lots of Love,
    Sridhar

  20. Dear Laksh, it’s been a while since I visited here. A couple of minutes ago my mom has read your blog and told me that you are going to adopt. (I didn’nt know that she was a regular reader here!)

    All the very best to the both of you. The child is going to be very lucky to be nurtured by 2 wonderful souls.

  21. hi laksh,
    Frequent reader, first time commenter- SO THRILLED FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE!!!! consider this the beginning of a lot of good things!! You will find YOUR baby soon, its going to be wonderful!! As someone who has almost been to this point, I am so so so glad for you.
    Best,
    Bhuvana

  22. Laksh,
    Hearty Congratulations!!! I shall remember you and K in my prayers and very very soon, a cute Krishnan will enter your lives.

  23. Laksh,
    You know what..Ypur webpage takes a long tiem to open, and at times, it hangs too..so, I will be forced to close the browser many times..But from now on, I’ll be waiting for your page to open and read the good news and your updates with the kid too..

  24. @All: As much as I would wish to respond to each of your comments, am way too overwhelmed by the good wishes. THANK YOU all SO much!!! Am sure the good energy you have created will make things move fast.

    Love

    Laksh

  25. i pressed enter too soon. i am so so so so so excited for you. *hugggz and the VERY VERY best*

    I can’t wait to see the baby in fact! Bring him/her to Houston too pliss. πŸ™‚

  26. Hi Lakshmi,

    I have read many many posts of yours but have never left a comment, but for this one I sure wanted to..I am very happy for you and hope everything goes well. God bless…

  27. Oh Sweetheart! I really couldn’t express my joy and love to both of you. It definitely needs lot of courage, mental strength and unconditional love. You people amazingly endured it. Good Luck. You are kept in my prayers for a while now. Hope you’ll find your kiddo soon. Wishes and Prayers for the same too.

  28. @to all those who commented: Thank you very much. Keep us in your prayers so our child will find us. I was and am still overwhelmed by the amount of good wishes.

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