The Beautiful Gift of Adoption October 25 2016, 0 Comments
Swell Adoption Fund: Fall 2016
With this being our second adoption journey, we do have prior experience with adoption. Although there were many emotions along the way, our adoption journey ended exactly the way we envisioned it. We started our adoption process shortly after finding out we both had fertility issues. We were matched with our first child August 2012. One week prior to the birth, the birth mom decided to parent. We were then matched again March of 2013, again the birth mom decided to parent as well. Our 3rd match came July of 2013, with that one failing soon after the match. As emotional as it was, we knew a child was out there who would be perfect for us and who needed us more than the first three matches.
On December 7, 2013, we received a call stating a baby girl born the night before needed an adoptive family. We had one hour to decide what we were going to do since we would need to be in Florida that night. During that hour, there was no hesitation. We immediately started making arrangements for our pets and booking flights. That night we had our daughter in our arms and have had her ever since. She is truly one of the most amazing gifts we could ever receive and her birth mom was just as amazing. We cannot wait to hold our second baby in our arms and bring him or her home to their forever family just as we did our first. We love the idea that both of our children will be able to share the blessing of adoption and lean on each other for support.
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