We are hoping to adopt by any means, including a open adoption. By a open adoption, we mean that we hope our child can maintain a healthy relationship with their birth-mother and birth-father (the biological parents) if that is what both sides want and if it is in the child’s best interest. It means that we want our child to know who their birth-parents are and be able to understand that both their birth and adoptive parents want what is best for them. We want the birth-parents to feel apart of our loving family.
We do not take this journey of adopting and raising a child lightly. We take it as one of the most important things we will ever do in our lifetime. We have prayed for what feels like a lifetime for a child and God led us onto this path. In the Bible, God repeatedly tells us how all children are a gift from God (Psalm 127:3-5). Every single life, every single child, is a reward and blessing from God. Raising a child is a joyous occasion and we believe we must cherish this gift dearly. We feel that our Christian morals and beliefs will keep us grounded to lead us to be some of the best parents anyone could be (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). We both vow to you and God to love, nourish, and provide a happy and loving home for our child each and every day.
We are beyond excited that our dream of parenthood is right around the corner. Our lives are about to get considerably better than we can imagine. Without a doubt, having a child will change our lives for the better. This child will make us better in all we do because it is the missing piece in our family. Adoption is just a single word but it does not make the love we give to a child any different. Adoption just means that our child has more people who can love them. Adoption means a gift of life to a family that needs them more than anything.