In 2003, my husband and I got married after dating for five years.   We never expected that our life plans would be drastically altered three years into our marriage by my diagnosis:  type 1 diabetes.  Pregnancy with type 1 diabetes is risky to both the mother and the baby, so we chose adoption.  Choosing adoption really was "that easy" for me.

We started our adoption journey in spring of 2007.  We got the call for Miss E in November of 2008 after fourteen months of waiting.  Then in summer of 2010, we began our second adoption journey.   On day one (yes, day ONE) of waiting, we got the call for our second child, a daughter, Baby E.    We began waiting for our third child in October of 2012, and we were matched with a baby boy in November of 2012.   He was born and joined our family in January of 2013. 

All of our adoptions are domestic, transracial, and open.

Our life is hardly what we planned.

It's better. 

The future?   We shall see...

For now, we're relishing in today's joys.

We keep our children's names, faces, and details for their adoptions private out of respect for our children and their first families.   As you read the blog, you'll see the kids' referenced:  Miss E, Baby E, and Baby Z.  Here'a little about our brown sugars:

Miss E is in 2nd grade.  She loves unicorns and art projects.  She's a mini-me.

Baby E is kindergarten.  She loves basketball and the color green.  She's fierce!

Baby Z is nearing age 4.  He's into trains, cuddles, and food.  He's the sweetest!

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