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Hello, we are Alexyz and Eryn. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and our story.
We first met in Physical Therapy School; Eryn had just graduated and was a teaching assistant for the anatomy class that Alexyz was in as a first-year student. Our lives were on different trajectories; Eryn was in a serious relationship and Alex was busy running amuck and doing whatever 21-year-old boys do. We crossed paths several times over the next three years as Alexyz went through the PT curriculum and Eryn eventually started her PhD. Alexyz graduated, moved back to his hometown near Orlando, neither imagining our paths would cross again.
Just a short year and a half later in 2011, as Eryn was getting ready for her day at work, in comes the new hire…yea, you guessed it!
It wasn’t exactly a Romeo and Juliet love story the moment he walked in the door. We became good friends and spent time getting to know each other. We started dating in 2013 and as they say, the rest is history.
Late on Thanksgiving Eve of 2015, Eryn’s brother requested her help getting something out of his truck. Begrudgingly, she threw on some snow boots and walked out in the night. There was Alexyz sliding around in his cowboy boots, trying to get on one knee to propose. No wonder her mom had been trying to get her to shower all day!
We were married eight months later and traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for our honeymoon. It was the perfect adventure to start our lives together.
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.
Alexyz and I would like to share with you what we have been up to since our page went live. In June, I (Eryn) celebrated a big birthday milestone with friends and family. I love to celebrate birthdays and holidays so in true fashion, my birthday lasted way more than 1 day. We invited friends over for a BBQ at the house and enjoyed some time in the pool. We also had a beautifully catered dinner. Finally, Alexyz surprised me with a weekend trip to the Bahamas with 2 of my closest friends and their husbands. In August, we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary with a weekend trip to the panhandle of FL. We spent lots of time with the doggies on the boat exploring the area and trying to catch some fish. In September, Alexyz's parents took us on a trip to Northern Spain. Here we took in the sights, ate lots of great food and even got to see how sheep's milk and cheese is made. Next up, some rennovation to the backyard, a trip to CT to spend some time with my Mom, and Halloween! :) Check out our new album to see the pictures.
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