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,