Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We're Adopting

If you read my blog way back in early last year, you know that we want to have more children, but were unsure about what to do with so many options. If none of this had happened with Connor, we would already have had our second child...but genetics complicated things a little.

Now, after much thought and prayer, we have decided to adopt. We are pretty excited about the decision. The minus would of course be the worries about the finality of a birth mother/father's decision to terminate their parental rights. While we are aware of that, we feel that this is the path the Lord wants us to take and that all things will work out as they should.

And...there are sooo many pluses. Adam's family has quite a few connections to adoption, including a sister who is an adoption worker, so we feel comfortable with the idea and have some knowledge beforehand of how things work. We will get to provide a happy and loving home to a child and grow our family, and Connor will get a sibling. He is pretty excited about it and has already told us a brother or sister is coming to "stay at our house."

So, now all the craziness begins. We have a zillion forms to fill out and send off, and I think some of you we've talked to might be getting some forms too. And we have interviews, and home visits, and maybe in a little over a year, a new addition to our family!

8 comments:

LewisMcLaughlinFamily said...

Yeah! I'm so excited for you all. Connor will be a great big brother.

Lynnie said...

Yippee! Bring on the baby! You guys are so brave but I know you'll do an awesome job and any baby will be super blessed to get you all as parents.

Megan La Rue said...

CONGRATS!!!
I wish you the best of luck with the whole process!

The Pearson Family said...

I don't know if you know this or not, but I (Rebecca) was adopted. You truly are doing a wonderful thing for whatever child joins your family.

Merry said...

Congratulations! I know it's a long way off, but I'm so happy for you guys!

Erin said...

How exciting. I hope the process goes smoothly!

Davis and Carter's Mommy said...

Congrats on such a big decision! We'll be praying for you that the process will be easy and quick and that special little someone will shortly be on his/her way. A friend of mine just had her adopted twins sealed to them this week, check out their site if you want . . .http://trentandcarlie.blogspot.com/.

The Welborn Family said...

Good luck with everything! Everyone else already said everything I would've said, so, the only thing left to say is, Whoo Hooo! :D