We feel fortunate to come from families where our parents, grandparents, and siblings have all had very healthy marriages. They taught us and modeled for us how to love each other and resolve our conflicts in a gentle and caring way. We give them a lot of credit for why our own marriage has been so easy.
We don’t currently live near either of our families, but we stay in close contact and really enjoy spending time with them. When we get together for holidays or other special occasions, our nieces and nephews receive tons of loving attention from everyone. The child who joins our family will have four grandparents, who are all still in good health, and five cousins with at least one more cousin on the way.
Our families have always been extremely supportive of us. They are all very excited for us to build our family through adoption. They are looking forward to loving and supporting a child with us.