Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LDSFS Profiles

Brittany at sent me this information about LDSFS profiles:

Recently I discovered that it is possible to check the number of profile hits on your LDS Family Services adoption profile! Here is how you can do it:

1. Log into the Bluestep website.
2. Click on "Phase 4".
3. In the upper left corner choose "View Profile Statistics".

This is similar to what you will see:
Profile statistics since your profile was published.
Your Profile Message page has been viewed ____ times.
Your Photo Album has been been viewed ____ times.
Your Getting to Know Us page has been viewed ____ times.
Your Contact Us page has been viewed ____ times.

Monday, February 9, 2009

You Make me Feel

Hello all! I just wanted the birthmothers to know how grateful I am to them for making such a wonderful decision to place their baby for adoption. I know it must be hard to struggle with the decisions you face. You have a special place in my heart because of your courage.

Adoptive couples, I am so grateful for you. I see how big the list has gotten here and I think to myself "I am not alone." It really makes me want to cry because of all those nights when I yearned for a family and I really did think I was alone. I wondered why blessings were being kept from me.

I'm grateful for my life right now. I'm enjoying what I have. Being a Foster Parent I am aware that the kids could end up somewhere else in the end. I know I could be back at square one: Waiting.

My advice for couples waiting: Keep faith, look around. You are not alone. Enjoy what you have now. Enjoy every moment. Children require almost all you've got, and I know you would all be willing to give that! We know they are a blessing! Just don't be so hung up on the goal, that you forget to enjoy the journey.

My heart is so full because of all of you! I see how strong we all are because of our trials whatever the situation, and I can't help but feel the way I do!

An Open Adoption Documentary

Adoption Isn't Selfish

Straight from a Birthmom...

The Open Adoption Project via The R House