Sunday, March 14, 2010

So, we are adopting a baby

One day we woke up and decided, "Hey, let's adopt a baby." Well, not really but to many of you who are reading this for the first time it may seem that way. Actually, we have been contemplating this decision for a very long time. We always knew we wanted a family. We have been together 8 years, married for almost four, lived in Montana, North Carolina and now Oregon, and know that right now is the perfect time to grow our family.

So, how did we come to this decision you may wonder. Well it took a long time, but what pushed us over the edge was the fact that recently our friends finalized their adoption. Seeing the process and hearing about the story first hand impressed upon us how wonderful, magical and fulfilling the experience truly is. More then anything though, meeting their beautiful baby girl clinched it for us. We had thrown around the idea as an alternative for us having biological children, but never really gave it much more thought than that until now. Thanks Kathy, Josh, Aria and Jasmine!

So here we are and there you are. We plan to use this blog to keep our friends and family up to date on the whereabouts of our future child. We expect the process to take awhile (approximately 12-24 months). We are very excited for this journey and to share it with you. Please feel free to ask us questions, comment on our musings and support us on this amazing journey.

Welcome and thank you for coming along for the ride!

Shelly and David


  1. Awesome! Don't you love it when you come across the couples who really do wake up one morning and think that? LOL! Anyways you guys are completely adorable! I hope you find your little one soon! I have an adoption advocacy blog I recently started in which I am featuring various adoptive couples. Would you like to be featured? Just shoot me an email and let me know!!!

    ~ Danya

  2. Hi Danya! Thanks for stopping by our blog. Your site is great and thanks for seeking us out to be featured. If you feel so inclined to feature us, we would be honored. I look forward to following your blog as well. Take care - Shelly

  3. I'm SO SO happy for you! Yay!
    I have good friends here in WI who recently adopted an Ethopian baby girl. And, seeing them go through the experience (and reading their blog) has been really inspiring to me. Its such a fun adventure. When I finally got to meet their little girl last fall and see them interacting as a family it was amazing and very touching. This fantastic little girl who had come into their family seriously underweight, never hearing English before, and not yet speaking at all had 8 months later become a sassy and sacastic little darling with a pot belly, starting to sleep in her own big girl bed, and telling funny jokes. It was truly amazing. Just thought I'd share that story.

    Congratulations! You guys are going to be AWESOME parents!
    - Richelle

  4. Thanks Richelle! We were inspired by our friends that also just finalized their adoption...amazing! We can't wait to introduce our little one (and finally meet) Sam...can't believe we still haven't met him!