03 Mar Oh, Happy Day!
Wow. It’s so surreal — but also so exciting! — to realize this day is finally here. We dreamed of starting a “real blog” and of signing adoption paperwork for so long, and now we’ve just done both! Oh, happy day.
We’ll be adding more to our blog soon. The website creation process was a bit more involved than we were anticipating, so for now, we’re taking a step back and celebrating the end of our home study process for a few days. 🙂 That said, we just can’t wait to share Gideon’s story, and the rest of our own adoption journey with all of y’all!
We want this blog to be a way to keep our friends and family updated, but we also want this to be a platform for adoption ethics, education, and the global impact of keeping bio families together in the first place. We’ve been (informally) pursuing adoption for about 6 years, and God has just grown our hearts so much, not just for adoption, but for orphans around the world! We’ve met with so many families who have uncovered human trafficking masquerading as orphanages, have survived attachment issues, have had open adoptions, or who know absolutely nothing about their child’s history other than the doorstep on which they were found. We now want to write about what we’ve learned, and how God has used all of their stories to break our hearts for his family-less kiddos. (And where we go from here!)
We’re also passionate about preparing an environment for Baby Troyer that uses respectful adoption language, ensures we honor his/her birth parent(s), and incorporates both their Korean heritage and our family values. So for all of our friends and family, we’ve got some really special things coming your way! Stay tuned.
Lastly, we want to be an open book for families who think they might be interested in adopting one day too. We know — trust me, we do! — how scary and crazy and huge the decision to adopt may seem. It might feel even scarier if, like us, adoption is your first choice for growing your family. We now believe this is the most normal and natural thing in the world, but we’ve had six years to get used to the idea! So if you’re at the point of the maybe-I-want-to-adopt-but-where-do-I-even-start, please please reach out to us! We’re here for you.
For now, we wish all of you a very happy weekend!
Brian and Callie