As a child, did you ever dream that you would one day adopt?
From a very early age I remember saying I was going to adopt.
Why did you choose adoption?
Since I can always remember I've wanted to adopt but before that I wanted to be a mother. I knew that at some point in my life I'd add to my family through adoption. We were blessed to grow our family through adoption after many years of infertility. Amazingly, on the day we grew our family by one through adoption we learned we would add another 9 months later, we were pregnant.
Domestic or international? Open, semi-open or closed adoption?
We choose to pursue a domestic adoption. Our adoption started out as semi-open but feel it has progressed to open or close to it. We love that we have the ability to communicate with our daughter's birthparents. It is so neat to see through their eyes their reactions to the miracle they created as she grows and accomplishes amazing and wonderful things.
If you could dispel an adoption myth - would would you say?
Adoption is selfish. It is actually the complete opposite, SELFLESS. How brave, courageous, and strong as a brithparent you have to be to put your wants, desires, dreams aside for child. How humbling it must be to admit that the things you want for your child that you can not provide.
What's your greatest wish for adoptive parents today?
That they continue/start to honor their birthparents, without them you would not have your precious joy!
If you could tell your child's birthmother one thing - what would it be?
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I've told them this and everything else over and over!
What excites you about BraveLove?
That there is finally a forum for birthparents to have their voice heard. It seems we have a history to ignore the beginnings of adoption, and [let's] discuss, honor, and treasure the beginnings...BIRTHPARENTS!