The Beauty of an Open Adoption

We had finished packing up the fourth suitcase when I peeked inside the diaper bag.

Pretty sure I can take credit for preventing a whole ‘lotta nastiness in the airport after I realized we almost forgot DIAPERS.



Just give me the Mom of the Year award early…

We planned our flight to correlate with Olivia’s nap time.

“This will be perfect. She can just nap on the flight there."

God must’ve been rolling in laughter at our plans.

Because only He would know our direct flight to Texas would be delayed not once, twice…but THREE times.

And then it’d get cancelled.

And then we’d get a call from the hotel that it overbooked.


I can’t make this stuff up.

Fortunately, we were able to catch a flight in the evening.
The Beauty of an Open Adoption
Also fortunately, there’s a bar at the Des Moines International Airport. Just kidding…kinda.

Our plane landed in Texas late in the evening. This was the state where our lives changed forever after a brave woman chose us to be the family for her perfect baby girl [see photos of us meeting her for the first time here.].

Fast-forward 1.5 years later, and I thought my heart was going to physically explode out of my chest with pure happiness as I watched these two together on our visit.

The LOVE between them is something I could never capture in a photo.
The Beauty of an Open Adoption
This is the beauty of an open adoption, and I'm so grateful we were chosen to be a part of it.

Read more about our trip to Texas here.

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