i've got a bad case of baby fever lately. i blame it on pinterst and endless adorable photos of babies, nurseries and itty bitty shoes. this past weekend h and i got into another discussion about timelines and family planning. i would love to experience pregnancy someday and all that goes with it - the bump, the cravings, nesting, childbirth and breast-feeding... but i also think it would be an equally rewarding experience to adopt a child. h and i have always had an interest in adoption and it has always been a part of our family planning discussions. i have an aunt who adopted her four children and they are a remarkable and loving family. i have seen the benefits of adoption first hand through her and i also realize that it isn't always an easy (or fast) process.
in our hypothetical baby-makin plans we have talked about having two children the old fashion way and then adopting our third. this weekend h had a profound idea - why don't we just adopt first? i don't know why it never occurred to me before and the idea has me excited to learn more about adoption - particularly interracial adoption. as an interracial couple, our other children will be racially diverse and after a little research i learned that an overwhelming number of minority children waiting for a family. whatever we decide to do in the future, i am looking forward to having a family and i am excited to see how things turn out.
i'd love to hear your thoughts about adoption. would you consider it? what about interracial adoption?
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