Russian Word of the Day

  • present = padarak

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Why Adopt?

Many of you will be surprised to know that Tim and I have talked about adopting since we started dating in college. To us, this isn't a "second best" option. It's different - but just as beautiful, natural, and exciting as having a baby biologically. We didn't expect to adopt so soon, but the more we thought about it, the more we realized that the timing was right and that we should seize this amazing opportunity before it passed us by... that is, before we chickened out. Yeah, adopting is scary, but so is childbirth! Loving anyone is a risky proposition. I guess it just comes down to the fact that adopting feels so much more natural to us than going "high tech" with fertility procedures. In fact, I can honestly say that we feel grateful for the struggles of the past because it has led us to this amazing journey to find our next child, a child who's arrival we are anticipating with the same joy that brought Calvin into our lives.


Caro K. said...

I'm so proud of you both, so happy at your clarity, and just a little breathless at the scale of your vision. How lucky we all are to be your family!

Today is apparently a holy day for an unprecedented number of people around the world... a good day for sending a blessing out to a little one, a tiny touch of love on a faraway head.

--one happy auntie

Patrice said...

Thank you for sharing your exciting news with us. We are touched to the heart by the depth of your love. So many blessings await you on this journey. We are with you every step of the way.

Happy Easter 2008. Welcome new life.

--love great aunt patrice and

lkkk3847 said...

To think someday soon we will be holding a new little love! You both are such wonderful parents and Calvin is going to be the best big brother ever. He will have a buddy for the rest of his life, through thick and thin.

I can hardly wait for the journey to begin!

A very happy Nana & Pop Pop too!