I am happy to share with you all that Josh and I are in the midst of the rollercoaster process of expanding our family through adoption. We officially received our “conditional acceptance” status Thursday after an important interview with the adoption agency we chose.
We could not be more excited.
I am actually shedding tears of joy typing this as I think of what the fulfillment of a dream this is for both of us. Not only becoming parents, but getting the privilege of seeing my husband share such a special experience with a child he is helping raise is just too much for my brain and heart to process. This decision wasn’t a hard one to make. In fact, since we were practically kids we would often wonder together if one day we might get this opportunity. The wondering turned into dreaming, which turned into agreeing, which turned into planning, and here we are. It’s like it was written on our hearts since the beginning of time and it simply feels right.
Our decision to pursue adoption may be surprising to some, but to us it has always been our first choice for how we want our family to grow.
There is much uncertainty for both of us in the cards this year. The chances of heartbreak are significant. The odds that we are cash poor…pretty much certain. But something we know for sure, the future is so bright.
We are going to be parents. PARENTS! AHHH. Feelings alert.
More to come. Thank you all for your amazing love and support, and especially for those who have already been celebrating with us and cheering us on as we dove in head first to this terrifying and thrilling process.
We love ya’ll.