What Led Us To Adoption
When we first got married, we both tentatively agreed we didn’t want children. It was only after several years of marriage that we realized our feelings had changed. It wasn’t so much that we felt our life together was missing something; instead, our life felt so full of love and joy, and we realized we wanted to share it. When we decided to expand our family, adoption wasn’t our first choice, but it was an easy one. After trying unsuccessfully to have children the old-fashioned way, we faced a choice: months of testing, treatments, and heartache or adoption. To us, the decision was obvious. We didn’t choose to be parents because of any nebulous ideas about legacy or passing something on but because we wanted a child to love and to share our lives with.