The Eyes of My Eyes are Opened

Boy meets Girl. Boy and Girl marry. Boy and Girl try to start a family. Girl is pregnant. Girl is not pregnant. Repeat. Girl gets cancer. Boy and Girl keep trying. Nine Years later, they may be getting close. Only Time will Tell...

Julie is a winner of Top 25 Adoption Blogs by Parents

Why did you decide to adopt?

We wanted children. We came to adoption through infertility. I had had several miscarriages, and a cancer diagnosis.

What was the biggest challenge or hurdle you faced in the adoption process?

Uncertainty. We had been trying to grow our family for many years. I didn't have any confidence that adoption was something that would work out for us.

When and how did you (or will you) tell your child they were adopted?

Our children know they are adopted. Our agency did a great job preparing a video lifebook, which we watch often. We talk about their adoption frequently. We have photos, and photo books that include images of their surviving birth family. We have facilitated an open option as well. My nearly six-year old starts the conversation quite a bit. Both she and my two-year old play games where they fly on a plane to adopt two babies. Last week they flew to "North Ecuador" and Alaska for their adoptions.