Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And We're Off...

Hello world!

I don't quite know how to begin, so I figure the best way is just to start writing. I guess a little introduction is in order: my name is Andy, and together with my husband Brian we're starting process to adopt our first child. We're both in our late twenties, have been together for almost five years, and now seems like the perfect time to start our family! It's exciting (and more than a bit scary!), both for us and for our family and friends.

Eventual Fathers-To-Be

We decided to start this blog with the idea of chronicling our adoption process in full, from beginning to end. All told, it's a process that could take anywhere from a few months to a few years, and while we have some idea of what to expect, there's still a lot that's unknown. I'm hoping that by writing a bit about what's going on in our lives, we can keep all our friends and family up to date and give our future child(ren) some record of how their family was created.

No guarantees about how often we'll post; while I'm sure we'd like to be really ambitious and give updates all the time, life's sure to get in the way! In the next few days, I'd like to explain a little bit about how the adoption process is going to work, and then talk about the steps we've taken so far. In the meantime, welcome and enjoy!


  1. Andy and Brian,
    I'm so excited for you both. And also for the lucky child who will eventually have you two as parents.

    Congratulations on the (potentially) long journey of adoption, and the certainly long journey called parenthood.

    Mom / Mel

  2. Great idea! Your family, friends, and eventually your child will enjoy seeing your chronicle of the process. I bet it will be thought-provoking for you to do too!

  3. I love this idea! Josh and I were just talking about doing something similar for our soon-to-be little girl, tho' don't have the time right now :)

    I can't wait to meet the lucky child who gets the two of you for parents <3

  4. What a nice way to begin this great journey! Parenting is like this lifelong story AND conversation that starts out with a desire born in the heart. It is then a dialogue that is shaped by time, circumstance and the dance of individual minds and hearts.I wish you lots of love, fun, support, good luck, and joy! Love, Dad/Mark

  5. I am so excited and happy for you guys. Some lucky little child is waiting to come into your lives and will rock your world!!!
    Much Love.....and I promise to help however I can.....that is if you want my help:)