Thanks for stopping by and showing your support in our adoption journey. We have been in the process for about a year now, talking about it with friends and family, but have never written about it too much here. To give you a better idea of why we decided to adopt as well as things you can do to support us in the adoption process, please read: Our Adoption
We recently sent out these darling 5x7 cards to update our friends and family about our adoption process. The text of the letter is quite similar what you read here. My amazing friend Mandy designed these gorgeous cards, was able to get donated printing (FREE!!) from this lovely company and she and her new husband John worked hard to mail them all last week. We are so grateful for their time, energy and love for us!
From my professional career in the child welfare and adoption field and from our experience of walking alongside friends, we have seen both the joys and difficulties of the adoption process. We knew that it would/will be a bumpy path, but in the end it always works out, the right kids come. This sounds so cliché, but we have seen it over and over again and are at peace with our own story.
Some of our friends and family are very comfortable with adoption, know the politically correct terms to use and believe in the goodness of it. And others do not have a lot of familiarity or have some reservations. We know that the decision to adopt brings questions to many peoples minds and we want to be as helpful and open as possible to answer these questions. If adoption is new to you, we are happy to help you learn more. If you are seasoned in adoption, we are happy to learn from you. We are doing the best to educate ourselves, but know that we have a lot more to learn in order to best parent our future kids.
I sort of hate this picture, but we needed a picture of us from the distance with trees and this is all I could find on hand. So please don’t laugh too hard over the awkwardness of this photo.
We look forward to sharing more with you about our adoption process. Thank-you for your love and support!