@kyledooley and I do not share much on social media but we are excited to share that we are active with our adoption agency, @americanadoptions ! Our close friends and family are aware of our difficult journey to become parents. We have navigated through failed fertility treatments, miscarriage, foster care, and the adoption process.
The adoption process thus far has not been a completely easy process so we are choosing to celebrate this moment of becoming active because of that. But we also know we are so incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity to grow our family in this capacity and to have even gotten this far. Although we celebrate this milestone, we know that adoption is not a linear path to parenthood in any sense and what happens from here could perhaps be even more challenging than what we have already faced. Adoption is messy. In adoption there is inherently loss and trauma. So while we are excited, we also tread lightly. We have worked hard to educate ourselves on all of the pieces of adoption, listening to the stories of birth mothers, adoptees, and adoptive parents. We want to go into adoption with as much empathy and understanding as possible. And we are going into adoption with an immense amount of hope, no matter how naïve that may be. It is something we must hold onto!
Many thanks to our friends and family that wrote references, helped with our profile, and starred in our video in the midst of COVID craziness. So many of you were involved in getting us to this point, and that is so special to us! Please feel free to watch our video, read our profile, and share with others! Also, if you know of anyone that is navigating infertility or is interested in adoption, we are always happy to connect with them! Link is in my bio 😊 #adoption #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparents #adoptionstory #adoptioncommunity