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Local Family Uses Social Media to Make Their Adoption Dreams Come True

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The couple expects their new baby to arrive in June. The couple expects their new baby to arrive in June.
RICHLAND, WA- A local family who reached out to social media to make their adoption dreams come true is one step closer to completing their journey.

The Geertsmas started their Facebook page, “Waiting for You,” months ago to find an expecting mother to help ffulfiltheir adoption dreams.  Now, the family no longer has to wait.  The couple found a mom and in a just a few months, there will be a new addition will arrive to complete their family.

The couple wanted to grow their family for years, but they could not due to fertility issues, so they reached out to social media.

“It's been good.  It's been a long journey, long roller coaster, emotional journey," said Laura Geertsma, adoptive parent.

The traditional way to find a mom is through adoption agencies.  Through their Facebook Page, they found an expecting mother in Redmond, Oregon who reached out to them.  The Geertsmas drove five hours just to meet her.

"We've never done anything like this before.  I was nervous and she was nervous,” said Mike Geertsma, adoptive parent.

"She said the second she saw our picture, she knew that she chose us," said Laura Geertsma.

The couple went to the ultrasound and even had lunch with the mom.  It is a dream they have waited for, for a long time.

"…A dream come true.  Yes, absolutely.  It's our dream to have a big family and we're excited," said Laura Geertsma.

Throughout the journey, they never gave up and the couple encourages others trying to adopt, to stay hopeful.

"Just to our friends and family and those that are out there, they can do it if they wanted to adopt.  Just follow their hearts," said Laura Geertsma.

In just three months, the couple will be expecting the arrival of “Baby Grayson” to add to their family.

Using social media as a tool to find expecting moms is becoming a trend.  Even though the Geertsmas used social media, they still have an adoption lawyer.  Experts suggest other parents using social media to do the same to make sure the adoption process goes as planned.

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