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