A lot of times we talk about the differences in adoption, but we never talk about just how absolutely normal adoption really is.
There are many levels of tiredness in the adoption process. Planning, waiting and when the children are home. Let's face it, adoption is exhausting!
More than a year after our adoption was complete, someone asked me if I felt like I was finally a dad. That was awkward. It just goes to show that adoption is a process.
During a recent visit to a southern plantation historic site, our three kids played outside an cabin for enslaved people. The weight of this moment resonated deeply because 155 years ago, this wouldn't be possible.