How it All Began...
How did you decide to adopt a baby?
After our son was born we struggled with infertility, which led us to adoption.
Why did you choose to work with Angel Adoption?
We have a friend who adopted twin boys through Angel Adoption. We like Angel’s mission and knew we wouldn't be treated like a number.
What were you most excited about?
Getting the call that a birthmother selected us and wanted to know more about our family.
What were you most nervous about?
Not knowing what the future held and giving up control of the process since the birthmother is the one who chooses the family.
How did your friends and family react to your decision to adopt?
They were very supportive and a great sounding board. They knew our struggles with infertility.
What was it like meeting the birthmother for the first time?
We met our birthmother the day our daughter was born. It was a myriad of feelings: excitement, nervousness, gratefulness, elation, and humility.
Did you choose an open or closed adoption? How did you make that decision?
Open. We took into consideration what is best for our child and knew an open adoption would be the most beneficial for her.
Describe receiving the call that your baby was being born and traveling to meet her.
We had a false alarm, but then within 24 hours, we got the call. We booked a 5am flight and on the way to the airport our daughter was born. That was the longest flight of our lives. We couldn't wait to get there to meet her and the birthmother.
Describe the experience of finally meeting your baby.
Wonderful and exciting. It just felt right. We couldn't believe the day was finally here!
What is your relationship like with the birthmother?
We communicate monthly and share pictures and milestones.
What were the biggest challenges of the adoption process?
It can be stressful and worrisome at the same time, but we had to stay calm — the right baby was out there for us.
Adoption can be a lengthy process — how did you get through it?
Angel was amazing to work with and all the staff was so compassionate and caring. We were given monthly updates on our status and that helped us remain patient and positive.
Would you adopt again? Why or why not?
No, our family is complete now. We are beyond blessed with our daughter and son.
What advice do you have to share with other adoptive parents?
Remain open, stay positive, and pivot when necessary. Be supportive of one another. If your gut is telling you to add or edit a picture or something in your profile, then do it. We made adjustments along the way. It's a process like no other, but have faith in it!