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Lebo and Johns Story

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN…

 

How did you decide to adopt a baby?

 

We had been married for a couple of years and were ready to start a family. When we found out that we couldn’t conceive we decided adoption was the right path for us.

 

Why did you choose to work with Impilo?

 

We did quite a bit of research and communicated with a couple of different agencies. We chose Impilo because we loved that they didn’t take an infinite number of adoptive parents, so it seemed like they really focused on finding everyone a match for each couple.

 

What were you the most excited about?

 

We were most excited about starting a family.

 

What were you the most nervous about?

 

We were most nervous about not being connected and then the possibility of it falling through. Also taking on the responsibility if becoming a parent

 

How did your friends and family react to your decision to adopt?

 

They where very happy for us and wanted to share in our joy

 

Describe the experience of finally meeting your baby.

 

Wonderful and overwhelming.  It was one of the happiest moments of our lives. We were instantly in love and bonded with him.

 

Adoption can be a lengthy process — how did you get through it?

 

We were very lucky that our adoption wasn’t lengthy. We started working with Impilo in March 2015, and we where matched with a baby the following March 2016

 

Would you adopt again? Why or why not?

 

We will always remain open to the idea, but right now we are very happy and loving the life we have built with our son.

 

What advice do you have to share with other adoptive parents?

 

We say stay busy during the process and try to keep normalcy. It is okay to be beyond happy and scared at the same time; just try to stay calm.

Tabo and Bekki`s Story

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN…

 

How did you decide to adopt a baby?

 

Tabo and I always knew we wanted to adopt. Our plan was to have two biological children, then two adopted. We just ended up adopting earlier than planned. Our first pregnancy was very difficult. I had to be put on so many medications along with a permanent IV line. We both made it, but decided it was not safe to go through another pregnancy. Since we had always wanted to adopt, we just decided we would do so earlier because there are so many amazing ANGELS out there that need homes. We couldn’t wait to get the opportunity to welcome our angel into our family.

 

Why did you choose to work with Impilo?

 

We LOVE Impilo and are so blessed we found them! We had been talking about adoption but were really unsure where to start as we didn’t know anyone that had adopted. One day I decided to try researching online. I came across many agencies and Impilo was one of them. We talked and decided if it was meant to be, we would only contact Impilo and see if we liked the staff and if they had the room for us to start the process. We are so glad everything worked out and we were led on the amazing journey to our Princess.

 

What were you most excited about?

 

We were most excited about our oldest daughter having a sibling, and we were excited to have a baby to love and care for that needed us! The excitement of having new life in our little family, to raise and all grow together!

 

What were you most nervous about?

 

To be honest we were most nervous about the unknowns. We had never adopted, so what was this process? How long would it take? So many things to think about, so many things we didn’t know! When you have your own, you don’t have all these unknowns, so it was very nerve racking.

 

How did your friends and family react to your decision to adopt?

 

Both of our families were extremely supportive. We weren’t sure how they all would feel at first, but they were excited! They all knew the seriousness of my previous pregnancy and not one of them wanted us to go through that again, so this was a way that we could grow the family without the worry of whether or not I could make it through another one!

 

Describe the experience of finally meeting your baby.

 

We arrived at Impilo and the nerves kicked in big time! We went to the Social worker and the staff treated us so well. They brought us to a private room spoke to us about what to expect and told us to wait there while they got her for us. They carried her in and I saw her beautiful face and gorgeous head of hair and my heart melted! She was our little girl! I picked her up and never wanted to put her down! She was PERFECT! Everyone just loved Nyiko the caregivers wanted to keep her!

 

What were the biggest challenges of the adoption process?

 

The really big challenges we had to deal with were waiting. Our wait seemed forever and was only about 18 months…but when your heart longs for a baby to call your own, the unknown and wait hurt the most.

 

Adopting a baby can be a lengthy process – how did you get through the wait?

 

Just focus on life as it is. Focus and enjoy the things that are happening now! I just had to tell myself when the perfect fit comes, it will come! I told myself if it happened too early it may not be the one, just be patient and wait! It happens when least expected!

 

Would you adopt again? Why or why not?

 

Yes we would for sure adopt again! We have talked about it and when the time is right we will be getting in contact with Impilo again to add to our family! It will help now knowing what’s involved in the adoption process!