We have always wanted a big family since we loved having siblings growing up (David is one of three boys, and I have four siblings). We were blessed to have our first child, Blair, soon after moving back to our hometown, and he is now 3 years old. We had been interested in pursuing adoption for several years and about 16 months after Blair was born, we were blessed to adopt Brooke as a newborn. She is now 19 months old.
Blair and Brooke are the light of our life. They are amazing, so loving, and get along great. They are hoping for a little brother or sister sometime soon. They are very active, and my part-time work schedule as a physician allows me to spend a lot of time with them visiting parks, museums, and indoor play places, biking, and swimming. Since David is a teacher and only works four days per week, we also have a lot of time during the year with long weekends, holidays, and a long summer to spend time together as a family doing fun things. Our extended families are very involved in their life as well and we see them on a daily to weekly basis.
We have an open adoption with Brooke’s birth mom, sending pictures and notes and video chatting on a regular basis. She lives several hours away, we visit her once per year, and she has an open invitation to visit us if she would like to as well. She has become part of our family. When able to, we also see Brooke’s birth mom’s extended family and her other children as well during visits. We feel that the birth family should be able to continue to be in touch and involved for as long as and for as much as they would like to be. We have a wonderful relationship with Brooke’s birth mom.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. You can take a look at our profile and photo album as well to learn more about us.
David, Allison, Blair, & Brooke
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