This past week I’ve been deliriously happy. And also just delirious from middle of the night feedings. A week ago AJ and I brought home newborn twins, a boy and a girl, from the hospital. The babies stayed in the hospital until we were approved to take them home. The Department of Children and Families (DCF from this point on) intentionally placed them in a pre-adoptive home (instead of straight foster).
DCF’s general policy is that we can’t share identifying shots on social media of the children, so I’ve chosen to share some “newborn-y” photos of the babies that are taken at angles so you can’t really tell what they look like. I have so many other cute ones of their kissable little faces I’d love to share but unfortunately can’t. They were born VERY premature so even though they are about two months old they are about the size of Elle when she was born.
I’ve had loads of questions from people about the process so I figured I’d give you a very detailed look into what occurred for us. After researching multiple options to adopt we finally decided that going through the state was the best option for our family. We’ve had a great experience thus far with the whole adoption process. It’s been NOTHING like what some people warned us about when working with DCF. We have been very on top of the process and timely with everything we needed to turn in and the social worker who was assigned to has been incredible.