Our adoption journey started over 12 years ago. It’s been a long journey, an exciting journey, a scary journey, an emotional journey, a loving journey, and we know it was the right journey for our family. It is a journey that expanded our family by “four feet” and brought us the sacred title of parents. Our extended family has also grown as we have formed loving relationships with both sets of birthparents and their families. Our hearts are overflowing with joy! We are so proud of our boys’ strong, courageous birth parents!
Our open adoptions are very important to us. We send photos, emails, phone calls, connect on Facebook, and even use Skype to keep in touch with our son’s birthparents. We visit as much as everyone’s schedules will allow. And even though our boys are young, they know their adoption stories and how they came to be lovingly placed with our family. They are fully aware of whom their birthparents are and the love we have for all of them. Our oldest has even been known to ask others who their birthparents are! We talk adoption in our home, we have since their births, and we will continue to do so throughout their lives.
Our adoption experiences have taught us that miracles do happen. Some children join families in a direct way, other in an indirect way through that miracle we call adoption. Either way, we find ourselves in the families we were destined to be a part of; both birth families and adoptive families. There is no doubt in our minds that our little boys and their birth families were meant to cross paths with our family. We treasure both of our open adoptions. Both boys are so very blessed to be loved by so many. We love these two boys more than words can express, we love their birth families, and we love adoption!!
Christy and Eric M.
Lake Zurich, IL