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Hello! We are Ted and Celsi! We want to start off by saying thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and for considering us as prospective parents.
We met on Valentine’s Day 2017 at Lowe’s where Celsi worked at the time. Our paths crossed when Celsi unknowingly sent Ted to the wrong aisle and the rest is history! We were married a little over a year after we met and immediately our hearts were set on starting our family!
After a year and a half of bad news and endless testing, as well as many exams, we have decided to grow our family through adoption. We have both always dreamed of becoming parents and are very excited for this next chapter of our lives. We cannot wait to welcome a baby into our little family!
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
Ted was able to meet another Power Ranger this weekend! We have now met three in the past year!
Happy Fourth of July! Plus some news! We moved!!! Will be sharing news of our new home soon!
Happy Easter! We had a busy and blessed Easter with both of our families! It is so great getting together and just enjoying great company with our grandparents, parents, siblings and nephews! A little blooper photo, simply because one cannot take just one family photo and it be perfect. But it's the imperfections that we come to love the most!
Happy St. Patrick's day!
Growing up Ted watched power rangers with his siblings and has always had a special place in his heart for the show. This weekend we had the opportunity to meet the green ranger (Tommy on the show), Jason David Frank! I think it's safe to say his weekend was made!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Sometimes you just need to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of life, especially with how the world is today with the pandemic. So why not go to the most magical place on earth and enjoy? We definitely had a blast walking through all of the shops and even riding the rides! Ted's favorite part of the day was meeting his favorite character...Stitch! While mine was to see the castle! (It's incredibly beautiful up close) While we were in Florida we were able to bowl, (which has sadly been closed in Michigan since last year, understandably so but sometimes you miss pre pandemic life) Ted ate his first crab, we did a nature walk through the manatee park, (sadly didn't get any good pictures of the manatees) and we enjoyed walking the beach almost everyday! While we had our vacation, our girls had a vacation of their own at maemae's and papa's house (my parents) and were incredibly spoiled!
Our girls, Sammy and Raven love to spend their time cuddling! If they're not playing there's a high chance that they'll be cuddling! They've been inseparable since day one!
While camping we were able to witness one of Celsi’s neighbor/friend marry his highschool sweetheart! The day was absolutely beautiful, beach weddings are always lovely!
We went camping with Celsi’s family this past week! We had a blast kayaking and being beach bums!Celsi’s family goes camping every year!
We had the opportunity to visit an aquarium this weekend with Celsi's brother Tom! Ted loves everything about the ocean and the aquarium is the perfect place to get a little closer to it!
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