From Paige’s heart: Brett and I both have connections to adoption. Brett’s oldest sister was placed for adoption over 40 years ago. She was such a blessing to Brett’s parents at that time, who had tried for 10 years to have kids. She is such a great sister and brings so much to their family. I have a family friend on my mom’s side who adopted a girl named Jennifer (there are pictures of her in our album). They aren’t really even friends anymore, we are so close to them that we call them family and treat them like family. My kids call Jennifer their cousin. It just fits, and she is such a wonderful girl. My mom helped watch her ever since she was a baby, so she has always been in our home. Now she babysits my kids and plays with them whenever she can. Adoption has always been a part of my heart. We have talked about adopting ever since we were married. This isn’t something we just decided to do on a whim. This is something we have thought and prayed about for a very long time. We know that now is the right time for us to adopt a baby. We are looking forward to this new adventure. We already love this little girl so much. We can’t wait for when she is born and she gets to become a part of our family. She is already a part of our family! We can’t wait to finally meet her!
We know that placing a baby for adoption is not an easy decision. I know that a lot of expectant parents choose adoption because they know it will be the best decision for both themselves and the baby. It takes an enormous amount of love and selflessness to choose adoption for their child. I think they are so amazing and brave for wanting to give their child the best future possible. And I hope they would know that we will do our very best to give that baby the best future possible, too. And we will love them to the ends of the Earth, and hope that makes them feel some comfort in their decision.
We would love to have a relationship with the expectant/birth family. We are open to having a discussion about what level of openness is right for all of us. We know that having a connection with the expectant/birth family is just as important to us as it is for them.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our family. We look forward to talking to you and are praying for you!
Brynna was born April 18, 2011. She was born amidst all of the early intervention and struggles with Aidyn. The perfect time to have a baby, right?! :) I think Heavenly Father knew we needed a break, and so He sent sweet Brynna to us. She was such an easy baby. The only thing she hated doing was sleeping in her crib. She either had to be in the pack and play next to Mom, or in Mom’s bed! Aidyn loved having a baby around. He would love to make her laugh and would help her play with her toys. Now that they are older, they fight like regular siblings, but they also have a great time together. She is so good for Aidyn. She is like built in therapy! Teaching him how to be patient and learn how to not obsess over things. She is our little Princess. She loves Mickey Mouse, My Little Pony, Shopkins, Barbie and Trolls. She is in First Grade this year. She is going to the neighborhood school and gets to ride the bus. She has made many cute friends at school. She takes after Mom and is a little shy, but her teacher says she is doing very well in school. Her favorite things about school are art, gym and recess. She’s not always sweet, sometimes she will bring her sassy pants out and that’s always fun! She LOVES to cuddle with Daddy. They call each other “cuddle buddy”. They love to lay on the couch and watch movies together. She also loves treats and trips to our favorite Soda Shop. She loves to make videos of herself on the iPad and then watch them over and over. She comes up with some creative things to do. She also has a tender heart and always tries her very best to please her parents and teachers. She is our sweetheart! She is SO excited to have a baby sister. She has been asking for a sister for while now. I know that they will be instant friends!