When I was a little girl, I use to tell my mom that I was going to adopt a baby someday. This is my path, and I think I’ve always known it. When Dan and I began researched open adoption, I felt such peace. We couldn’t be more excited to grow our family through open adoption.#danandalissaadopt #hopingtoadopt #openadoption #adoption
Our someday baby will have the most beautiful family tree. It will have roots, branches, trees that will grow near, and some that will intertwine. He or she will be loved fully by all because love is so much more than blood.#danandalissaadopt #adoption #openadoption #adoptionislove#hopingtoadopt #waitingfamily
Little by little, we’ve been collecting and hanging art in our someday baby’s room. There are some cute trendy and things, but our goal was to also decorate with famous artworks too. Someday we hope to share bedtime stories about the masterpieces to educate and inspire his or her growing mind.
P.S. This wall is still a work in progress 🙂
Our friends and family have been incredibly supportive since we first mentioned our desire to adopt. As we all wait for him or her to arrive, gifts have already poured in. Everyone can’t wait to meet and celebrate his or her arrival.
A lot of people have asked us what open adoption means. Here’s an infographic that outlines a few types.
Our level of open adoption will be decided between the birth parents and us. We chose open adoption for more reasons than I can list. When it comes down to it, we would love for our future child to know his or her roots and to know he or she is loved by more than our extended family and us, but by his or her birth family too.
Happy National Adoption Month!
I’ve folded a thousand paper cranes, and I’d fold a thousand more for my wish of becoming a mom to come true.
I created this paper crane piece, with the help of a little Pinterest inspiration. Right now it hangs in our someday baby’s room over the dresser.
While we wait for you, we collect books for your library. Some are our childhood favorites and some are new ones that we love.
What a hard decision! It kind of depends on my mood, time of day, and time of year. So you’re going to get our top 2! Me: Coffee (iced right now) and red wine. Dan: Sparkling water and papa doble.