The Biggest Loser Trainer is a Big Winner

11 Jan

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Jillian Michaels
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Biggest Loser Trainer Jillian Michaels announced on Tuesday that she has been matched with little girl to adopt in Haiti and is waiting to bring her home.

I think one of the hardest things to publicly declare during the adoption process is that you’ve been matched. I liken it to the first 12 weeks of any pregnancy when you’re afraid to tell anyone in case the unthinkable happens. I can’t remember a celebrity being so forthcoming in the past. Usually you only hear about celebrity adoptions once the child has been placed.

Jillian must know that as well since she says that we’ll know things didn’t work out if ”I’m devastated and not coming out of my house for months.”

How public were you about your match? I feel like I read about matches a lot, since I read tons of adoption blogs. Sometimes I read about a happy match, only to read a few days later that it has not worked out. Am I wrong about celebrities announcing matches, though? Have others made this public declaration and I’ve just missed it?

2 Responses to “The Biggest Loser Trainer is a Big Winner”

  1. Kristi January 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Hi Susan! Our agency told us that frequently they are called straight to the hospital bc someone is in labor or just had the baby. The woman knew she wasnt going to keep the baby and for whatever reason (avoiding, emotional, denial, lack of resources, etc) waits until she is at the hospital to deal with the adoption part. And sure enough that is exactly what happened in our situation. We received a call in the afternoon and took home our daughter the very NEXT day!!! Talk about doing some mad shopping!! And yes, the night of the call we told all of the important people in our lives. Also, our agency told us that they do everything possible ( counseling,etc) to make sure that the birthmom is positive about her decision BEFORE they contact a waiting family. The waiting is hard but soon enough you will be parents!! Usually when you’re busy and you least expect it:)

    • susan January 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      Yeah – our agency told us that, too. On the one hand, that seems so hard (the mad shopping, setting up the nursery, the realization that when the phone rang you weren’t a mom and when you hung up you were). On the other hand the two month wait time that is more typical seems like a painfully long time during which a lot could happen. It doesn’t matter to me if we have one day’s notice or three month’s notice; I’m already so excited to meet our baby.

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