Hi. We're Heidi and Justin. While we take this adoption process very seriously you should also know that we are a house full of laughter and silliness. Keep reading to learn more about us and why we are adopting.
From our earliest discussions about starting our own family adoption was always a part of the conversation. Justin's dad and aunt were both adopted through The Cradle, which is one of the reasons we are choosing to work with The Cradle. Heidi has been open to adoption since she was very young and recalls asking her own parents to consider adoption.
Justin has always known that his dad and aunt were adopted and it has been a regular part of conversation throughout his life. Heidi has a cousin who was adopted as an infant. Justin recently learned during a conversation about our adoption plans that his grandfather was also adopted.
We have no reason to believe we cannot have our own children but we feel very strongly about our first-born being our adopted child. We want him/her to know that he/she was loved and wanted from the very beginning. Both of our extended families are thrilled we are pursuing adoption.