Update 2013: Since writing this post, my wife and I have adopted 4 children. We are so blessed and are very lucky to be their parents. Go here toÂ learn more about the adoption process.
- We adopted Preston â€“ cutest little afro puff.
- We adopted Mylie â€“ sweet little baby girl.
- We adopted Lakin â€“ my little ball of energy and joy.
- We adopted Norah â€“ but I havenâ€™t written about it yet.
We adopted a baby girl. And, we are so happy.
Our little baby girl was born yesterday.Â Mylie is our 7th child and we brought her into our family through adoption.Â For long-time shmula readers, you might remember that we just adopted Preston last year.Â Yup, we did it again 1 year later, and we’re very, very happy.
The last month has been a humbling experience to spend time with the birth parents.Â Building a relationship with them has been great, but an emotional time for our family.Â I’m very thankful for them and to them — for the good people that they are and for choosing our family to be the parents of Mylie.
Here she is – she’s very cute and will probably have a to-die-for Afro Puff:
The Adoption Process
The process is challenging.Â Because there is a lot of ourselves invested — in time, money, and emotion — in the process, we’re willing to put-up with things that I normally would not.Â This is not surprising; in fact, this is Queueing Psychology at work.