Adoption: The action or fact of adopting or being adopted: "an adoption agency".
Our version: Being grafted into a loving family.
Adoption had always been in our thoughts. Infertility runs in Joyce's family and we knew that it might be a possibility for us. After 6 years of battling infertility, we turned to adoption and felt our hearts fill with joy and the realization that this was the way for us to have our family. Adoption has been a huge blessing in our lives. It has given us the chance to make life-long friends with others that have adopted children. We have the chance to be ambassadors and advocates for Birth Parents, adopted children and adults, and be an example of the wonderful blessing it is in the lives of those that are touched by Adoption. We feel that placing a child for adoption gives everyone involved a chance at something better, something bigger, and something meaningful. For Birth Parents, is gives them the chance to try again, to have an education, a better life situation, and piece of mind knowing that their child is being taken care of the best way possible. For children placed for adoption, it gives them the chance to have two families! Be loved by two Mom's and two Dad's. They have the chance to grow up in a loving home, filled with both parents that are there to encourage, support, teach, and provide everything they need from both a father and a mother. For Adoptive parents, it blesses them with the chance to be parents that might not have happened another way. It gives them a chance to grow and bond with a child that has been lovingly placed with them by Birth Parents. They have the chance to give a child the things that they can provide, a family home, love, encouragement, an education, and most of all, the gift of knowing how loved they are by both sets of parents.
|We feel that adoption is a gift from God. It's a miracle. In truth, there just aren't enough words to explain how we feel about adoption and the blessings it brings to all involved. We are looking for another child to adopt into our home, our hearts, our family, and to share our love with. We are open to different kinds of adoptions; open, closed, or semi-open. Each with different possibilities that depend on what kind of relationship our new birth parents want with us and our family. For more information about this, contact our caseworker or us!|
All our love,
Doug and Joyce
This is a wonderful woman that we've had the chance to get to know thru adoption, blogging, and Facebook. She's able to put into words some thoughts and feelings that we want to share with you.
(Video is posted with her permission)