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Episode 84: In-State Adoption Story

Fostering Voices Podcast

Release Date: 02/22/2020

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This episode features an interview with JT and Ashley Pals, new parents to their precious son, Case. Case is also on the podcast, which is why there are baby noises every now and again. He is a bit more vocal in the beginning, but keep on listening as he is enthralled with his own story for most of the rest of the podcast! We like to give voice to all members of the family, whenever possible. :)

So the Pals' journey to adopt started with their decision to adopt in 2017, after they babysat our sweet Evie for us a handful of times. Of course they had thought about it before, but the time finally felt right for them to move forward with this decision. Especially since they had waited for years to be able to have a family.

The process was long, filled with paper work and hurrying up and waiting. It wasn't until June 2019 that they finally got a call that they had been matched with a family! They brought Case home after he was born in July, and had to wait 72 hours for the birth family to legally and officially sign their rights over to the Pals'.

In other states, the wait is very different, so if you are interested in in-state infant adoption, please make sure you are aware of how long the signing process is. Also, there are many different costs that need to be paid to do this kind of adoption. The Pals' was about $25,000, which they raised in about 2 weeks! Talk about having a community around them that was eager to help and see the Pals become parents!

Their Good Word of the Day was PATIENCE. And you will know why after you listen to their episode. But we also talked about how 'You are Loved' is a logo that they created to symbolize every member of their adoption journey. 

And the people that the Pals picked to play them if they were to make a movie of their life are:

Kiefer Southerland or Jesse Ferguson.

Julia Roberts.

And Frankie Munez! 

What a cute family! Thank you Pals' for sharing your story with us, and for being a great example of WAITING, and doing hard things!

If you have any other questions, you can reach out to the Pals via Instagram. You can also connect with us on Social Media, or you can email us at hello@fosteringvoices.com

Also, if you enjoyed this episode, we would love for you to leave us a review on iTunes!

Thanks so much and have a great week!