I always enjoy when people share their personal story on the show. This week, we're doing something a little different in that this is not a medical topic. DG Hollums is someone who I met last year at Podcamp Ohio. At this year's Podcamp, he shared with me the story of he and his wife going through the process of adopting a child.
I asked DG whether he and his wife Tiffany would want to come on the show to share their story. They graciously agreed. They also have a blog called "The Hollums Adoption: Looking For A Little One To Love." Here is a portion of their most recent blog entry:
Well, it took us longer than we would have preferred (due life and ministry), but we sent in our part of the adoption application. Our part of the application was mostly financial background and debt stuff. But it also included a medical background questionare, etc...I hope that you can join us for Show 108 on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 9pm Eastern Time for our special guests DG & Tiffany Hollums as they share their adoption journey. For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, there is a chat room, a webcam so that you can see me, and an opportunity for you to call into the show. See you then!
The other parts of the application is in the hands of others. The insurance company needs to send in a letter stating that an adoption child would be covered if we adopt, the Dr. himself must send in our physicals to Gladney (the agency), and of course we have a few recommendation letters sent out that they need to write and send in to Gladney, as well. But, our part is done and send in to them.