Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jazzy and Jeremiah

Even though we're still pretty early on in this process, it's never too soon to start expanding our network of friends who are building their families through adoption! We met Tyler and Keegan a couple years ago through a mutual friend, although we didn't know at the time that they were even thinking about adoption. Lo and behold, this past autumn they ended up with two beautiful children from the foster system in their home! This past Saturday we had a chance to stop by, chat with them, play with the kids, and generally be inspired by this adoption success story.

Jasmine (Jazzy) and Jeremiah
What cute little kids! I had lots of fun building blocks with them, tickling Jazzy's feet, and apparently usurping their dads' authority by letting Jazzy sit in Jeremiah's chair. (I swear I didn't know she wasn't allowed there!) I even got to read Jazzy's bedtime story by her own special request, although her attention span made it hard to find out what actually happened to Goldilocks by the end of the story :)

Tyler and Keegan also introduced us to another couple they know, Steve and Aaron. Steve and Aaron are actually working with the same adoption agency as us, and they're just a few months ahead of us in their journey. It's really useful to be able to talk to some people who've gone through all the steps that we're now taking and can offer their experiences as guidance. And even though we have a ways to go, I'm glad that we're starting now to make connections with other gay families. I have no doubt we'll meet many straight adoptive families as well, but I want to make sure that our children have examples of other gay families so they don't feel too "different".

Anyway, we had a fantastic time! Tyler and Keegan, thanks for inviting us over - your kids are adorable, and it was great to spend time with all of you!

1 comment:

  1. You've got a friend in me (and 5-10 years)! Yay kids.