A frequent question that we are asked is "how is bonding going?" Honestly, it's a hard question to answer because there are so many dynamics to bonding as an adoptive family. Every family and every story is unique, and every bond made within the family is unique, too.
Bonding with Claudia and Jefferson are very different experiences. Things are happening at different paces and in different forms. They are two different people, so naturally, it's going to look very different. In a lot of ways it's very simple: it's just spending time together and meeting needs. And in a lot of ways it's very complicated: it's spending time together and meeting needs.
Thank you all for allowing us the time to be together and meet their needs. Not just Claudia and Jefferson, but all of the kids. This is a very precious time and we are choosing to try our best to be present in it.
So today, on November 4th, we bonded while carving pumpkins. Because it's still Halloween, if you round...
We are Brian, Ann, Kennedy, Rowyn, and Silas. (For now!) We're on a journey to adopt. You can follow along through this blog as we share our hearts and our tales of the process.