It is almost 1 a.m., and I am sitting here surfing adoption blogs.
It is really addicting. I mean, really.
As I write this, I can picture my dad somewhere reading it. He is shaking his head and thinking about how the next time he talks to me, he is going to have to tell me to start going to bed earlier. Sorry, Dad--I can't help it.
Did you know that there are a lot of very awesome people who are hoping to adopt? Through the insane miracle of the Internet, I have come in contact with so many inspiring people who are in the process of adopting or who have already adopted.
These women have become my friends. As we've swapped blog comments and emails, they have strengthened me and given me hope. Who knew that I have so many kindred spirits who have trodden the adoption path before me or who are trodding it now with me?
First, I found Lacey, who adopted her adorable little baby girl Emme just 4-5 months ago. (She only had two weeks notice! Best surprise in the world!)
Then, I found Amy, who is currently waiting to adopt, like we are. I stumbled upon her adoption blog, and we started exchanging emails, and we really connected. It's nice to have someone who is right there with me.
Then, I found Andrea, who actually went to the same church that I did growing up. I always looked up to her and admired her beauty and her singing voice. She and her husband are hoping to adopt as well.
Then, I found Kenna, who just adopted her beyond precious little boy Harley when he was about 13 months old. (It's an incredible story.)
Then, I found Whitney, who is also currently trying to adopt (and who, at this point, is just a Friend Crush, but she and her husband seem to be beyond fun and cool).
I love how adoption binds women together. I love the adoption community. I love reading the stories of how other couples finally found their babies.
Before I hit the sack, I just have to say...adoption is really amazing.