Monday, March 31, 2008

Let's start at the very beginning.

So - I should probably explain the reasons why we have decided to adopt. I have always thought that I would eventually adopt but I wasn't sure when.  After going through a really awful miscarriage I had this overwhelming feeling that now is the time for us to adopt. My doctor's are optimistic that I can become pregnant again but Garrett and I have decided that it would be better for me to focus on my health. So while I am getting ultra healthy with low-carb diet, almost no-sugar (listen, everybody needs a cookie now and than), and working out on a semi-regular basis, I have had a lot of time to think about what life has planned for Garrett and me. 
Last post I briefly talked about the peace I have found from this decision. Ever since we have made this decision I have felt so calm and for the first time in my life I have faith. Faith that everything is going to happen exactly how it is supposed to happen. 

Our desire to adopt comes from our love of children and our ability to give a child a loving environment that they might not have a chance of getting. We also feel that we have the time and the energy to give the process of adoption the attention it deserves. Spending time with our adorable nephew has also shown us how ready we are to have a child in our life. While our pregnancy was unsuccessful, it did prepare our hearts for a child and we both feel like that our child is waiting for us, waiting for us to find him or her. 

We have been doing a great deal of research and have read some really informative books. Ultimately we would like to adopt an infant. In our research we have narrowed our choices to three options. First, we are pursuing private adoption domestically with a lawyer that shows our portfolio to birth mothers. Second, we are looking into an international adoption in Ethiopia. Finally, we are considering foster-adoption where we would adopt a child that is currently in foster-care.

Well - that pretty much covers the why's and how's. We are so excited and really feel like everything is falling into place. 

Thanks for all the support and love,

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Welcome me to the blogosphere!!!

Hello Hello! I have decided that it is time for me to have a voice. Although my friends and family will tell you that I have never seemed to have a problem with voice, I feel now that I need others to hear me as well. My husband and I are officially announcing that we are actively pursuing adoption. This blog will help me chronicle our journey for our family/friends and for 
those who are just curious. 

I'll get into the specifics later but for now I will just say that some things in life come with a peace that is profound and should not be ignored. Our choice to adopt has given me this peace and I would love to think that I could share that with others.