I wanted to write a little about what has brought us to this point. I have known that I have wanted to adopt since I was 19. So for 15 years I have been dreaming about our adoption. I wondered where we would adopt from, if we would adopt a boy or a girl, how old the child would be, if we would adopt sibilings, if we would adopt a special needs child, etc. I was never quite sure what would happen and I wanted to leave our options open. In that last few years, my husband and I have been talking about special needs adoptions and thought this may be the road that we would travel down but again, we didn't want to put limits on ourselves because we did not want to close any doors to our child.
I have honestly felt that when the time was right, our child would find us. I truly felt we would be brought together in one way or another. So for the last few years, when people would ask where we wanted to adopt, what age, etc. I would simply state "We're not really sure. We want to leave our options open so our child can find us". Well, on October 1, 2009 this is precisely what happened. After having an adoption conversation with two of my good friends, I came home and looked on Reece's Rainbow. Now, this was nothing new for me. I have been looking at Reece's Rainbow for years. I would always find amazing kids on there but I never felt that push to pursue a specific child because as I know now, my child had not even been born yet. On that beautiful October day however, everything changed! Our lives changed forever that day and for that we are so grateful.
I wasn't really thinking when I went to the site, I was just kind of on automatic pilot. I went directly to the Other Angels link and then went directly to the Boys (0-5 years) link. I truly believe I was led there. I started scrolling down the page and the moment I saw Sean I just could not take my eyes off of him. I instantly felt a connection and I did not go any further on the page. I just looked at him for... I honestly don't know how long I looked at him because I truly could not take my eyes off of this beautiful little boy. I sent the facilitator at Reece's Rainbow an email shortly there after requesting more information (something I have never done). And when my husband came home that night, boy was he in for a surprise! One week to the day that I saw this beautifully perfect child, we commited to adopting Sean. To us, he is perfect. To us, he is a dream come true. This picture of Sean is the the picture that changed all of our lives forever!