It seemed only natural that I would follow my post on Planned Parenthood with a post about parenthood.
My friend Michelle is one of the most amazing people I know, and she introduced me to Weather (who apparently has a real name, but I’m waiting to see her birth certificate). Weather and her husband Chris are awesome for a million reasons (not the least of which is that they met and got married in Montana) and they will be phenomenal parents just like Michelle and her husband Eric.
Weather and Chris have decided to adopt a baby through an open adoption process. As a person who is still very much in the PRE-kid-having-phase of my life, I didn’t know much about adoption or the process adoptive parents (or birth parents) go through before this. I’ve been really amazed by the home study Weather and Chris had to pass and the birthmother letter they wrote, not to mention the research they put into just finding the right adoption agency for their family. I was also struck by their courage and all the thought that went into their decision to pursue an open adoption. They are incredible people and will be wonderful, loving parents to the child or children they adopt.
So I wanted to do whatever I could to help them. To whoever reads this blog, wherever you are, please check out Chris and “Amy’s” adoption blog and direct anyone you may know who is considering an open adoption to do the same. I hope to someday be half as awesome as these guys and I think they deserve all of the good things the world has to offer.
Just look at them, all barefoot and smiley! And those dogs! And that beard!