Sarah and her husband worked their adoption case for over SIX YEARS before they got to bring sweet Mercy home. They went through roller coasters of emotions and questions and decisions to continue on before getting the call that the baby girl they had been matched with was finally ready to go home.
Thankfully, they had some notice of her medical difficulties, most notably, that she was born without one of her eyes.
The Jacobs have fought fiercely for their daughter and sister and are so proud of where she is with her health and her journey. I am so thrilled to bring you guys this story. Sarah is so encouraging to all adoptive parents who say yes to kids who need extra care an attention because of their disabilities and I can't wait to hear what you think!
- Mercy's ADORABLE 1 Year Home video is here!
- Sarah's Blog, Unfamiliar Paths details her family's journey with Mercy! You can find it here.
- Tangled Tapestry is another great resource that Sarah recommends. They seek to provide support for Indian Adoptions and the special needs that often come with them. Check out their website here.
- Grace Haven Ministries offers support and services for adoptive families in the trenches. I can say this from personal experience. We were at the end of our rope with this business and Grace Haven's director of counseling services was at our house within an hour... FO FREE. She talked us off the ledge and provided us with some great resources for moving forward. Seriously, reach out to them with your concerns and struggles TODAY. Visit their website here and their Facebook page here.
- The CALL trains, equips, and supports foster and adoptive families. You heard from the director in NWA, Ann in the first episode of this podcast. They are great and you should check them out. They have no-commitment info-meeting regularly if you just want to gather more information about adopting from the foster care system, and they provide the complete training you need to become an open home. Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.
- Project Zero puts the real live faces of children who are available for adoption in front of the families looking to provide forever homes for them. They travel around the state promoting their dream of having Zero waiting children in Arkansas. You can check out their website here and their Facebook here.