I certainly hope those who read this will give me the benefit of the doubt and not assume that because I am writing a blog that I feel I have something of great importance to convey. I’m just a regular guy, with a regular job, looking for an effective way to update friends and family about what is going on in the life of myself and my family. I intend to stay away from inherently controversial topics because I just don’t feel the need to be on the receiving end of argumentative comments from those who disagree with me. Some folks I have known for 20+ years, and whose opinions I value, disagree with me, your opinion isn’t likely to change mine. If you disagree with me, I’m quite sure you can find plenty of other pages to read.
The secondary motivation for this blog is to document our (my wife and I) journey to adopt. It is very early on in the process on the morning of January 21st 2008. We are compiling the necessary documentation to submit our request to adopt. For the uninitiated, the process for prospective parents to adopt is quite complex, detailed, and involved and is that way out of necessity. If it were easy, and there were no security precautions then those amongst us in society who do not have the best interests of children at heart would be able to adopt and do Lord knows what with the child. So, while it is time consuming, and challenging to complete I’m glad the children are protected by the process. If it were easy to do, it wouldn’t be as meaningful.
I am sure that as we travel this path there will be days when we will need the support of our friends and family. I would like to say with my first post, Thank you, to all of you who are starting this journey with us. When we told the first few people we were considering this, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive and supportive. That reaction has been consistent with each new person we’ve told. Thank you. Just knowing that others whose opinions we value think we will be good parents gives us strength.