November is National Adoption Month! I look forward to this all year, to celebrate adoption and birthmoms. I love our birthmoms and am so grateful to have built our family through adoption.
The girls and I just got back from visiting with my friend Carrie who is starting the adoption journey. Talking with her brought back a lot of memories--the uncertainty about creating an online profile, the anxiety about being picked by a birthmom, the craziness of not having any control over the situation.
I am grateful for remembering, because it helps me pause and be more grateful for where we are now.
We have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 open adoptions.
It is worth the uncertainty and the anxiety and the craziness in the end. And it is a lot easier to say that on this end of our decade-long adoption journey than it would have ever been to say at the beginning.