We did it! We were certified by the State of New York as adoptive parents. We began telling our friends about our plans since then, and everyone has been so supportive and excited. In fact several people have already offered babysitting services! One of Jen’s close friends, who just learned about our dream yesterday, told us “Well hurry up already, I’m ready to be an aunt!”
The support of our family and friends is very encouraging, and will be so important as we raise a child. Not just the baby stage, but as they grow up, and we hope become friends with our friends’ children. It’s so fun to think about our adoptive child growing up with some of the amazing kids we know!