Nick and I always knew that we wanted to be parents. We both have nieces and nephews and enjoy playing and interacting with them. In addition, we are both in the teaching profession and love the students we work with. But, we wanted to be parents ourselves and experience parenting and all the joy it can bring. We never thought it would happen to us, but we wanted to try nevertheless.
Thus, we started on the adoption process with AOW. AOW was forthcoming with us and we knew that the process typically last years. We were mentally prepared for it, but wanted a child to come sooner. Fortunately, we were lucky and the first wonderful and selfless birthmother that saw our profile picked us. I can still remember when our birthmother called us on the phone to tell us that she had chosen us to parent her child. I just remember crying and hugging my partner Nick. It was the second best moment of my life. The best moment of my life was the day that my son was born.
The day that our son was born was a day of mixed emotions. We were happy to have our child, but we had grown so close to the birthmother that we felt a sense of sadness for her. Luckily, the relationship between our son’s birthmother and us is very open after his birth. We talk and see her very regularly. His birthmother did the best thing she could do for her son and blessed us with a child.
Life with our son has been better than we could have imagined. Nick and I love him to pieces. Sometimes we catch ourselves just staring at him and giving thanks for how lucky and thankful we are to have him in our lives. I truly believe that we were meant to be our son’s parents. We love him dearly.