Tuesday, July 14, 2009

...wanna help us out?...

As many of you know, Studly and I will be adopting to start our family. We haven't been super proactive about this because we haven't felt it was the right time. Lately we are wanting to make some appropriate steps on the path of adoption, and feel like a blog would be a helpful tool. Word of mouth is SO important to this process. We need your help to make this happen. Please, name drop us as much as you want. We have had 3 situations in the past that have all come about by word of mouth.

If any of you feel so inclined to add this button to your blog, we would appreciate it.
The blog is still in the works...but it will be up and running soon.

Grab this button:
shumway adoption

1. click inside the html box located on the upper right hand side of my blog (this will select all of the text.)
2. press "control c" to copy text
3. click on your blog layout
4. add a gadget
5. add "html/javascript"
6. paste text in box
7. press save

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The De Souzas said...

Love the button. Tried to add it to my blog, but it's not showing all of the text (go there and look at it). What am I doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've been lurking for awhile, but this is my first comment. I think it's great that you want to adopt! I found this really good blog listed on a friend of mine's blog who recently adopted. The link is: http://ldsadoptioncouples.blogspot.com/
and if you want to check out my friend's blog about her adoption, the address is:

blakeandcourt said...

done and done-- the button worked 100% on my blog, so maybe the other person didn't copy and past all of the text? Good luck with this process, I am really happy and excited for you guys!

Katie said...

Hey Kenna the button worked perfectly. I also added a post to help get the word out. Great job on the blog it looks great!

AJ said...

I'm glad you guys are moving forward with adoption!! We turned in our papers to LDS Family services back in April (after my hubby and Mom deemed me healed enough to turn papers in). Too bad my Hubby is against blogging. Oh well.

You guys are awesome and will be awesome parents!!!!

Jen Nelson said...


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Heather said...

You've got it.

The Wendler Family said...

Totally on my blog! Oh, and you should check out becauseadoptionmatters.blogspot.com You and Josh can be added to the list of waiting-to-adopt. Its a great and informative site about adoption. Also I think you might enjoy therhouse.blogspot.com.

SDL said...

This is great! Never could have added the button without your step-by-step instructions. Thanks.

Mann Clann said...

love it. i put it on my blog.

Anonymous said...

If I were you I wouldn't direct anyone to THIS blog. If I was looking to adopt out my baby I wouldn't want them going to someone that's as negative as you are.

Just sayin'.

Val'n'Ben said...

Dear Anonymous, get bent!

Trent and Janel Lyman said...

Dear Anonymous #2:
You are a coward! How dare you come on here and tell someone going through some really hard crap that they are being negative! Hell ya I'd be a little negative too if everything I ever wanted in life I couldn't achieve. And people like you don't make it any better! And one more thing, Kenna is one of the best people I know. My kids light up when she walks into the room! They go out of their way to be with her. She loves them, and I'm SO lucky to have her as a friend!! She uses THIS blog to express her feelings, it's her blog, if you don't like it get off. I personally enjoy it.

Val'n'Ben said...

Yes, anonymous #2... certainly not intended for the very appropriate anonymous #1.

Janel thank you for saying what I was thinking, what I had in my head and in my heart but couldn't make my fingers say.

It's impossible to be positive all of the time, especially in the midst of everything you're dealing with. Thank you for trusting us enough to open yourself up and knowing that we (the ones who matter) will love you no matter what.

Stephanie said...

This is a great idea Kenna... it's up on mine :)

Anonymous said...

It's not rude. I was only giving some constructive criticism. It looks like Kenna agreed with me because she erased the link to this blog on the adoption blog.

Glad I could offer my opinion... when in the end, is the only one that really matters. A stranger (birth parents) don't care all that you've been through, they only care that they give their child to the best possible parents. You can tell Kenna that she can be negative all that she wants, because after all, she has been through a lot (by the way... who hasn't?) But in the end, that's not going to get them a baby.

Just the cold hard truth my friends.

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