Adoption is as much a miracle as birth itself.
Bryon and I started out on our adoption journey in June of 2008. We chose to go the route of adoption when we discovered that I could not biologically conceive a child. For us, parenting and loving a child was and is more important than a biological connection.
We started looking around for information on adoption and realized that we first needed to have a home study done. I found a link with information about adoption home studies and entered our information. Adoption Makes Family called us that day! We then made an appointment to go in and meet with Dr. Kirschner so we could get a better understanding about the adoption process. After meeting with him, we quickly realized that this was the agency we wanted to work with to do our adoption. We started on our paper work and dear birthmother book that day.
We had always dreamed of becoming parents. We have worked hard and have learned a great deal in life. We know that in life it is a very rare thing to be able to make a single decision that will have such a powerful and positive impact on us and others. The decision to adopt did just that.
There were many ups and downs that went along with this journey and some times it became a little discouraging. We understood the struggles a birth parent experiences and that sometimes birth parents decide to parent their child rather than create an adoption plan. We had a few situations where the birth parent decided to parent her child. We understood and supported her plan. But we still had faith we would become parents.
So you can only imagine our excitement when after only a little over a year we learned that we had been matched with a birth mother! We were absolutely ecstatic! We were lucky to have been able to meet our son’s birthparents and get to know so much about them. We took notes and learned so much so when he does ask about his birth parents we will be able to tell him everything we know.
Our birthmother was 5 months along when we met her and the next 4 months seemed like they lasted forever. We held onto the memories of meeting the birth parents for dinner, sharing time together and getting to know each other. It was amazing to know that we were going to be joined together through an adoption.
Finally the big day came. Our son was going to be born! To say we were excited doesn’t even begin to describe the emotions we were going through that day. We packed up the car that morning and set off on our 2 ½ hour trip down to southern Maryland where he was being born. The trip seemed to take forever. We were able to spend the whole day with our birthparents. To my surprise, I was able to be in the delivery room when our son was born! What an experience that was! To be with our son and his birth mother at the start of his life was such an amazing way for our family to start. That is a forever memory that still puts a lump in my throat. We stayed down there for 2 days until we were able to bring our baby home with us.
Adopting through Adoption Makes Family was a fantastic experience and one we can’t wait to do again! Dr. Kirschner was there for us from the beginning of our process through the day we brought our son home and beyond. Thank you Adoptino Makes Family. Here we go again!