7.5 months

We are seven and a half months into our life as a family of three.And not a day goes by, that I don't feel reassured, with all my heart, that adoption was the perfect thing for us.

Adoption ushered us into parenthood, with the most beautiful gift of Parker. Adoption extended our family, with Parker's birthparents and their families as well. It's quite amazing. Adoption took our breath away. Looking Parker's birthparents in the eyes, as they entrusted us with their son, is the most humbling, bittersweet, miraculous, and breathtaking thing that has ever happened to us. Adoption is a beautiful exchange of trust. Adoption is exciting. Adoption is complicated. Adoption is life giving. Adoption has stirred my heart; to dream about what God will do with our future. Because whether we admit it or not, adoption is needed.

In our country alone, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care. Over 100,00 children are waiting to be adopted today; waiting to be loved for the rest of their life.

At the end of the day, adoption is a gift to us, more than anyone else. It has given us perspective, brought us to our knees, and impacted our understanding of love. Adoption has changed our lives forever.