When I started the adoption process over 3 years ago with Ivy, the adoption agency had given me a contact list of families who had been there done that and who would be willing to talk to me. I picked up the phone and spoke with multiple families, but that phone call turned into a friendship. They supported our family as we brought home Avery, the we supported them as they brought home Emma, and then they once again supported us as we brought home Ivy. Amanda and her family don't live exactly close to us as traffic can make meeting up sometime into an hour drive either way. We try to meet in the middle most of the time. A couple of weeks ago, we were able to meet at a local park and the girls had so much fun playing with each other.