Praying to grow our family together
Hi, sweet mama,
We are so glad you are taking the time to learn a little more about us and our family.
If there is anyway in which we can support and honor your journey, we want to be there for you.
We can't begin to know what this experience is like for you, but we would imagine that some days it must feel like an absolute rollercoaster. Please know that we are praying for you, and we know that whatever decision you make will be one of immense love.
It feels important to us that you know that I (Annie) was adopted as a baby. As a result, I have a profound respect for and understanding of the adoption process and all those involved. That is why adoption is so dear to me and has always been a calling on my heart. I also believe that, should you choose adoption, and should you choose us for that honor, that your child will grow up with not only, two more people who love them unconditionally, but also someone who genuinely understands the wide array of feelings that they are experiencing.
If you do decide to move forward with an adoption plan, know that we will respect whatever level of openness you are comfortable with. We want you to know that we will cherish not only your child, but you as well, as you will both be a beloved extension of our family.
As you get to know us, you'll learn that we believe in teaching our children "how" to be instead of "who" to be. Meaning, we teach them how to treat others, how to set healthy boundaries and expectations, and what kind of treatment from others to accept or not accept. Who they are, their likes, dislikes, ambitions, passions, and everything that makes them who they are is for them to decide for themselves. It's our job to love and support them along that journey to self discovery.
We believe that reason and logic are valuable teaching tools, but that validating a child's feelings is equally, if not more important. Children need to know that it's okay to feel whatever emotion they have in a moment, that it's normal to feel any range of emotions throughout life. Once the feeling is acknowledged and validated, then help them navigate how to express it and cope with it healthily.
We believe in raising free thinkers. Ask questions. Be curious. Form opinions and respect the opinions of others.
As a result, we have four strong personalities who are all turning into some kind, smart, funny, downright awesome human beings (not that we're biased or anything).
There is so much more to learn about each other, and we look forward to growing closer through each milestone with you.
Know that in the meantime, we are praying for you and your little one every step of the way. May angels of peace surround you and guide you through whatever decision you come to.