Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dear Family and Friends

Dear Family, and Friends;
We would like to introduce you to a very special little person.
This is our child. 
We do not know him/her yet. We are adopting via Christian Adoption Consultants. What we do know is this: 
He/she has never known the warm and loving embrace of a mother, or the joy of a piggy-back ride from a father. He/she doesn’t know what it feels like to be tucked in and kissed goodnight, warm and safe in a caring home. He/she has yet to receive full medical attention, proper, nutritious food, a childhood that allows him/her to be a child and an environment where he/she can thrive and flourish and reach his/her full potential. He/she needs a loving family the most. 
You can help provide this for him/her.
We cannot wait to bring him/her home, to hold him/her in our arms, and always provide a hand for him/her to hold as he/she grows. No words can capture the true joy and excitement we feel as we anticipate the blessing of his/her presence in our home.
We would like to invite you to be a part of our adoption by giving financially. When you give financially, you become emotional invested. We have two fundraising goals, the first is to create a community of friends, family and neighbors, locally and globally, who are ready and excited to welcome our child into their lives as our son/daughter. 
Our other goal is $26,000, $2500 of that is needed for us to get started so we can bring them home.
Can we count on you to stand behind us as we move forward with this adoption? 
You can give him/her a family.
This is not theoretical. This is not a faceless charity. This is Jamie and Rachel. You know us; this is our family.
We trust that God will provide the funds needed to complete this adoption. One way may be through people like you. With that in mind, we ask that you ask God if He would like you to give and be part of our team. 
Please pray with faith that God would move mountains to bring our son/daughter home.
Take a moment to visit our blog; you can make a donation right now. Go to and click "Donate" on the right side of the page.  Want to join in our crowd funding effort?  You can also visit to donate and leave us a message! 
Please contact us if you have any questions, need alternative methods of contribution, or would just like to chat. We would absolutely love to hear from each and every one of you!
Thank you for taking the time to let us share our journey with you.
Jamie and Rachel Puckett
Email: adoptmemug(at)
Handmade Store: Instagram - @adoptmemug

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.” – Matthew 25:40

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Moving Forward

Possibly not the post you may have expected, however I am here to share something very special with all of you.

No justification is needed of course, and that is not what this post is about.  We are however, extremely excited to share with you our plan, for the future, and our little one.  After many sleepless nights, praying, and knowing what is in our hearts, we have decided to move forward with domestic adoption.  A great organization who has worked with friends of ours, has offered their assistance to help us achieve our dreams of providing a nurturing home to a little one who may or may not have had that chance without us.

That does not mean we are giving up our dream to have our own, and many of you have known adoption to be on our hearts.  Simply this means, we have more to work on in that specific portion of our journey, and are not going to put our dream on hold.

I hope you will join us, with excitement, and be a piece of our puzzle, to bring this little one into our lives.  We have come together with the assistance of other families who have adopted, to put together our plan so we can move forward, and also our financial strategy to help us along the way.

Jamie and I are opening a mug shop on Instagram and Etsy.  For now, you can follow us on Instagram  here, and hope you will join us October 1st for our first sale to benefit our adoption!  Much more new is to come, and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for all of your love, and comfort!  Without all of you, this journey would have been a lot more bumpy.

Love you all,
Jamie and Rachel

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dead End

This is surely not the post I ever wanted to write, or even have to think about writing, but I've promised to update and that I shall do.

At our last appointment we got some much needed happy news! We ran home, called our family, posted our news on our blog, and screamed at the mountains tops, praise to God, it was finally time for our IUI!!!!  We began preparing mentally, and emotionally, and even setup a secret registry at Target just to dream a little no matter the outcome while we waited for the monthly visitor to jump start the IUI process...

Friday of the following week our nurse, "W" called to touch base.  At this point she let us know the Dr. would not proceed with IUI.  My A1C was 6.7 and she wants it closer to 6 and I only lost 40 of 60 pounds in 3 months and she wants me to "work harder" and call them back when I get closer to their numbers.  I asked when our next appointment would be, of which she replied there would not be an appointment at this time.  I was told when I worked harder I could restart the process with them.

I wish I was being a negative nancy and feeling sorry for myself and I was exaggerating what was said to me, however I am not.  I asked the nurse how in their right mind would they get someone's hopes up so much, especially someone who they know has PTSD due to child loss, and her response was simple. "You have to work harder."  

Define working harder? Loosing close to 40 pounds in 3 months, lowering my A1c from 7.6 to 6.7..... That is not easy work. 

I'm taking sometime to regroup.  While many would suggest a second opinion, we have already used what our insurance will cover for testing and they are quite expensive.  Our current specialist won't even talk to us about our surrogate we already have...  

Prayer is the only thing keeping me grounded right now.  I feel we've lost a year of our journey with a dr that may not have been the best match for us.  If memory serves us right, she promised we'd be pregnant in 3 months when we started last April, and she had all the tools we needed.

Where do we go from here?  Prayer.  That is where we go.  Our hearts are healing through this process, and we must decide what our options are and hope you all will keep us in your prayers..

Love to all,
Rachel and Jamie