Viaje de Amor en Ingles

(A Journey of Love)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Boy or Girl?

I remember when Alicia was pregnant with both of our girls, one of the questions we would be asked regularly was, "Do you want a boy or a girl?"  To which, I would typically respond, "Yes, I hope so."  This is one area where adopting a child is not much different than pregnancy. 

Usually, after we tell a friend or family member that we are adopting, there is the initial shock, then when sanity rests upon them again, they ask where we are adopting a child from.  We answer that we decided to adopt internationally, and we have begun the process of adopting a child from Honduras.  The next question is almost invariably, "boy or girl?"  This is one of those questions that we discussed early on as a family.  Personally, I did not have a strong opinion either way.  I would love to have a son, but I have also grown to really enjoy being a father of daughters.  Alicia and the girls all voted to adopt a little girl.  Therefore, we are in the process of adopting a little girl from Honduras.

The next question that we are typically asked is, "What age child are you seeking to adopt?".  Again, we have had a lot of discussion as a family about the age.  I lean toward 12 months to a few years old.  Alicia leans toward newborn to 18 months.  The girls shared their thoughts, so the age of the child we are hoping to adopt is in the range of newborn to 24 months.

Therefore, we are seeking to adopt a girl from Honduras that is under two years old.

1 comment:

  1. there should be a "like" button on blogs just like facebook! :) so excited for your family!