Hoping To Adopt
This post is a little off topic from the usual vintage fashion or antique decor write up but I feel strongly enough on the subject to share it.
My brother and sister-in-law have been blessed with three healthy, smart, and gorgeous children. For about two years now, they have been determined to make one more addition to their family but have hit some serious road blocks.
The whole adoption process is kind of heart-wrenching…. for everyone involved. It’s hard for the birth mother to 1. choose adoption over abortion, 2. actually give up the child when he or she is born and 3. move on from the child and accept that the child is not hers anymore. And it’s hard for the adopting family because there is a lot of hoping, praying, and really the ability to stay optimistic and kind of “go with the flow.” My brother and his family are probably the most optimistic and faithful people that I know. They’re also the most loving and devoted parents that I know. And to see how bad they want this but how hard it is to “get” is really hard to watch. It’s especially hard for me because typically when girls my age get pregnant, it’s not planned. And then they’re stuck with all the questions, “Can I do this? Do I want this? What are the options?” Hopefully they do research and hopefully they talk to friends and family.
Hopefully because I believe in the power of social media and the flow of information. Hopefully someone finds this blog which in turn leads them to my brother’s story. Hopefully an unborn child gets to live. And hopefully my brother and his family can complete their family.
You can read about my brother’s story here: Completing Our Fam