A brief overview of our adoption journey and the adoption resources that I offer on the blog.
My husband and I are infertile and chose to grow our family through adoption. Our son Thomas (Tommy) was born in 2017. Our daughters Olivia and Genevieve were born in 2021. After spending 11 years growing our family, we are eternally grateful to have our three children.
I’ve chosen to share parts of our adoption story and create adoption resources for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t believe that we’d be here today with an adopted child without a ton of prayer. So I want to share a bit of the “happily ever after” story with everyone who has been praying for years.
Second, going through the process of adoption and now raising an adopted children has made me realize how much stigma there is about adoption in our society. Many people are well-intentioned but have outdated or simply false notions about numerous aspects of adoption. As an adoptive parent, I want to do my part to educate people properly.
I have a variety of resources for families just starting the adoption process, families with adopted children, and individuals who have loved ones with adopted children. I hope you find content here that’s helpful for you! If there’s anything you’d like to see, please let me know.
Waiting to Adopt
General Adoption Resources
I have a large collection of FREE printables, featuring a variety of favorite adoption quotes. Beautiful decor to display in your home or to gift to family or friends with adopted children!
My husband and I started the process of domestic infant adoption with open adoption in mind but not clear what that would look like. We never imagined that an open adoption would consist of much more than monthly letters and pictures and occasional visits. In reality, we are in close touch with quite a few birth family members for all three of our kids and see members of Tommy’s birth family who live in the area multiple times per year.
Having these open relationships has been a huge blessing. If you’re pursuing domestic infant adoption, I highly encourage you to consider open adoption. I know that it’s a scary notion, but ultimately, is one of the biggest gifts you’ll ever be able to give your adopted child.
You can find all of my baby/toddler updates for all three kids as well as general family updates and other family-related posts in the family section of the blog.