Posted by: Kristin W | July 30, 2010

Adoption Circle

An unexpected perk of the adoption process has been the friends we’ve made along the way, both in real life and through the blogosphere.  Last weekend, after several months of trying to get together, we finally had a pool party with some local families who have been touched by African adoptions.

A breakdown of the families:

  • Family 1 – 3 biological kids, 2 siblings adopted from Ghana.
  • Family 2 – Sibling sisters adopted from Ethiopia.
  • Family 3 – 2 kids adopted from Columbia, one biological kid, and on the waiting list for a boy from Ethiopia.
  • And, of course, us.

Here they all are:

How beautiful are these kids?!?!?  It was such a neat experience to see all these kids together.  At one point, one of the girls looked at another and said, “So, were you adopted, too?”  How neat to know that our kids (both biological and adopted) will have a support network of other kids who can relate to what they’ve been through.  And, how valuable for us as adoptive parents to be able to talk with other who either have been down the road before or are following shortly behind.  There are few people who understand how difficult the waiting can be, but in this group, they totally get what we’re going through.  I look forward to spending more time with all of them in the future, especially as our families grow and we add even more kids to the mix!

P.S.  Sorry for the weird picture placement – I didn’t feel like resizing the photos to all match.

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Responses

  1. You are very fortunate. Where area do you live in Florida?

  2. Umm What area? ha ha

  3. Yay for meeting other APs! That is so wonderful! And it’s great you are making those connections now, very smart! We are attending a couple of get togethers in teh coming months that we are excited about — any opportunity to meet area PAPs and APs! It will be great for your future kiddos to see other families that look like theirs!

  4. such sweet pics 🙂


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