I could not be more excited to brag on this momma today. Not only is Jenae a special person for me but her husband is as well…So maybe this is a mixture of a #momcrushmonday and a #mancrushmonday. They are just such a special family to me. Such a good family. You don’t meet people like these people every day. They are GOOD and they deserve all the best. Read her interview and see why. <3
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a child of God, Wife to my best friend(literally I’ve known him since I was 11), Mom to a pretty cool little guy, Dog mom, Hairstylist, Full-time student.
Tell us about your adoption journey.
This journey has comes with many peaks and valleys, as I write this today and reflect on this journey I’m brought to tears. We went through what they call a independent adoption through our agency. The mother brought us to the agency. There is obviously risk involved and we knew of this. We brought home our sweet boy from the hospital. I held him minutes after he was born. He ended up being with us for 6 weeks before the mother ended up deciding she wanted to parent. She had disappeared while he was in our possession and stopped answering the agency’s phone calls to come finish signing paperwork and showed up saying she had changed her mind. We couldn’t do anything, except give him a kiss and hand him over knowing that there was a good chance we would never see him again. We all love him and miss him everyday.
We took some time to reflect, a few months later after the agency, kept calling us to come see them. We decided that we would explore our options. Turns out we suffer from secondary infertility. We had to make a decision of what course we wanted to go down but ultimately we knew adoption was on our hearts.
Today, we are currently in the Gladney Center for Adoption domestic infant program. We lost all our money with our failed adoption and had to start completely over. In the United States the average price for an adoption is 40k. This time around our money goes towards a finalized adoption so we are not in jeopardy of loosing our funding. All our paperwork is done. We are Texas, Gladney, and home study approved. The only thing holding us back is the funding. We are half way there.
Why is your heart calling you to adopt.
Honestly I’ve always been intrigued by adoption. I remember looking and searching for things about adoption when I was younger. I believe this is where God put it on my heart FIRST. I’m a believer in women’s intuition. I think I always knew Sean an I couldn’t have biological children of our own in my gut. God knew when he put man in my life like Sean that could love a child the way he does that is not is blood he was paving the way for us. Sean 2 years ago now adopted Maddex officially. This experience was a journey in its own way. When we got the phone call from the Birth mom of our failed adoption we didn’t hesitate. Even though that experience was by far the hardest experience I’ve ever been through, it was brought into our life for reason. This experience is what brought us to Gladney, why we are where we are today. I know when we finally hold our child in our arms that everything will make sense.
What’s your biggest struggle with being a Mom?
I’m an enabler. It’s a joke but kind of not, Maddex’s futures wife will hate me. I fluff his clothes in the dryer because he likes warm clothes.(I know ridiculous) I also, like things done a certain way and you know easier for me to do it myself. I’ve got to release some control and let him do things for himself. MUST NOT CONTROL EVERYTHING!
What’s your favorite way to show yourself ‘self love’
I want a killer sweat session. I was a college athlete and nothing beat getting super sweaty. Houston,
August Humidity/Heat, preseason. At the time I hated this but now I literally yearn for it. I NEED to sweat. New Obsession= crazy sweaty spin class.
What’s your favorite BONUS way to be selfish? (Example mani/pedi/massage/facials)
I like to go on my own and purchase something for myself that maybe I’ve been thinking about.
Multiple ways to support Jenae and their sweet family’s desire to have another baby…
The adorable McAdoptions Tee ($20 for a short sleeve shirt and $25 for a long sleeve) Link below
GoFund me Account has been set up for the McCrossen family.
Are you interested in being a #MOMCRUSHMONDAY? Contact me for more information on how to showcase you and your business <3