Our journey begins

We had been looking forward to the Independent Adoption Center seminar for months. Jillian and I woke up early on Saturday, January 11, and headed to Addison to learn more about our adoption journey.

We arrived at the hotel and took our seats in a small conference room with twelve other couples. Over the course of almost four hours, we learned so much about the organization and the steps we need to take to move forward. We watched a video that included many touching testimonials, both from birth and adoptive families. Jillian and I were relieved to hear from so many families, and to see the families happy and blending almost seamlessly. You, too, can watch the video — posted below.

After the seminar, we went to lunch and talked for a long time. We discussed parenting styles, the experiences we want to give our child(ren), and even who we see in our minds when we envision our future birth mother. We can’t wait to meet her!

So our journey has begun. We are both nervous and excited — and we’re eager to take the next step: a two-day seminar in Houston.