For as long as we can remember, my husband Joel and I have dreamt of becoming parents. After struggling for many years with infertility, we decided to start a family through the miracle of adoption. After just six short months (which felt more like a lifetime), our dream of having a child finally came true when our son Nathan was born in Pierre, South Dakota. It is difficult to put into words how it felt to get the phone call that we had been chosen just 3 days before our son was actually born.
There was so much excitement mixed with nerves and anxiety at the thought of boarding a plane in less than 3 days to pick up our beautiful child and begin the life we so desperately wanted.The time we spent in South Dakota getting to know our son and his birth mother was an amazing experience that we will always treasure. We will never be able to thank her enough for the gift of family that she has so unselfishly given to us. She will forever be a very important part of our lives. After AdoptHelp attorneys obtained clearance for us to travel home, we returned to California with our precious son. We could hardly contain our excitement when family and friends met us at the airport to greet the newest member of our family. We are eternally grateful for the love and support of the people at AdoptHelp and for their time and commitment to making our dreams come true.
Now Nathan is 5 months old and there is not a day that goes by when I do not look into his eyes and well up with tears of pride and joy. I still cannot believe how truly lucky we are to have him in our lives. I look back now and struggle to remember what my life was like before my beautiful son was born, but fortunately I can only see his magnificent smile looking back at me.
The miracle of adoption has changed our lives in ways we never thought possible and we can only hope and pray that many more couples will embark on the same amazing adventure and share in our same happiness. Parenthood is the most miraculous experience we have ever been through and we look forward to a lifetime of many happy memories as a family!