I will probably never by #2 on the stirrup queen's ICLW list again, and I have been trying to figure out what to say. Do I say something witty or something profound? Do I talk about infertility, adoption, or upcoming baby stuff?
I suppose I will write from my heart and write about adoption and more specifically about birth or expectant parents.
I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration of the birth parents of our "soon to be" child. I think they are amazing and selfless people.
My husband and I are humbled to have been chosen by them to parent their child.
We look forward to telling our son about them and how much they love him.
They are doing something for us that we cannot do for ourselves. They are bringing a beautiful child into our home. Adoption truly is a miracle. I know they will experience heart ache and pain in this process, I only hope my prayers and love for them can ease some of that for them.
I have been thinking a lot about what gift I can give them during placement, and while I have some ideas, everything just seems so small and insignificant in comparison to what they are doing for us. So, while I will give them a small tangible gift they can hold, I think the best thing I can give them is continued contact (as we have already agreed to do) with us. I can also give them the peace of mind through the months and years that will follow that their child is loved by us. I will also always hold them in high esteem and tell our son how much they love him as well.
Adoption truly is about love. I am so grateful to have my life touched by the miracle of adoption. Many years ago when we started down this infertile path, my mind turned to think about the fact and hope that we would someday be able to experience this great miracle of adoption in our lives. I am filled with love for my future son, love for his birth parents, and love for all those that have helped me and continue to help me in this journey.