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July 2, 2013

As most of you know or should know, I set up my adoption fund a few weeks ago.  When I started this process I committed to my future baby benefactors to keep them up to date about the latest and greatest of what I have accomplished.  Update:

Fundraising goal is $35,000

Raised: $700

Adopting is a very complicated process that involves a home study, finding an attorney or agency and then having the right mother chose the right family to love the baby.

The home study requires the adoptive parents to accomplished an extensive list of tasks including, but not limited to, FBI background check, updated animal and human vaccinations, reference letters, doctors letters, etc.  The life of each home study extends only one year and I pray that my wait for a child proves short and pain free.

Updated shots for my pets for the Adoption Home Study

Updated shots for my pets for the Adoption Home Study


I have started trying to collect items for my home study so that I when I start my paperwork my approval will be expedient.  This past weekend I went to Camp Wolf in Duluth to get all of my pets their updated shots.  Camp Wolf, a pet paradise with perfect prices, worked with SPCA to offer discounted shots….REALLY discounted pricing.   I packed up two cats and a dog into my car and headed over to stand in line for the love of my future child.  To get the visual you need to know that my shoulder‘s labrum and rotator cuff is torn and I sweat like Paula Dean on the Today Show.  After standing in line for 2.5 hours outside in 90 degree weather, I finally made it inside the store to meet the vet and comfort my children through their shots.

Heading home I realized I had a small sense of accomplishment in regards to my adoption after getting my kids their shots.  Yes, sounds dumb, but with the search for more stable employment and better health insurance, I have felt like I have accomplished nothing in regards to bringing my daughter home besides having her name inscribed on my heart.  Yes, I want a little girl and Isabella Beloved will be her name.

My next “to-do” list items include lining up my reference letters, fire extinguishers and also securing a few baby items like car seats and bouncers through visiting garage sales.  Until next time….please feel free to read more about my adoption journey and also donate to bringing hope to the Tippins’ family.

Please feel free to lift our family’s journey up in your prayers or good vibes for the following:

Success for RockScar Love
Financial support for this journey
Inexpensive pricing for car seat, bouncer and baby monitor

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  • Kelly Jobe July 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Make sure you check the date on any car seat you get at garage sales… I never knew they expired but apparently they do.

    • Amy Stapleton July 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Don’t even bother buying a used carseat. That is one thing you MUST buy new. If they have been in an accident they are no longer safe. Check with your car insurance company, some offer discounts, rebates etc if you buy on they have approved. Everything else- buy used. You need less than you think. Lots of gadgets are convenient and fun but in a matter of a few months they are useless as the baby has outgrown that stage. Best of luck on the journey.

  • Amy Tippins July 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Amy & Kelly, this must be the reason they can screw you on the car seat prices. You have to take a loan out to buy one!

  • christy green July 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Amy:)
    I would agree that a new car seat is the best thing, however if you need one and aren’t able to get a new one, I do have one that you can have. Its abt 4 years old, still in good shape & its never been in an accident. Just let me know. The big consignment sale at the gwinnett co. fairgrounds is Aug 13-17, I will be going, its a great place to pick up inexpensive things for a new baby & they have a TON of stuff! I am excited for you & your journey to motherhood, I know you will be a great mom!:)

    • Amy Tippins July 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Christy,

      I would be so appreciative of your car seat because I think I need a second because I will probably have a babysitter on call the first year when daycare calls to tell me she is sick.

      I am so grateful for the information on the consignment sale….I will totally have to go one day. Maybe we should meet up there and shop together?