This adoption adventure was not included in our master plan. Dirty diapers, pureed beets and a crying kid were not on our radar. Mind you, we had thought about adoption but not seriously. At 40 and 43 something clicked and it became the right time. Old dreams were abandoned and priorities quickly shifted following the words, "let's adopt." A very different and new way of life emerged overnight. I can honestly say, we are not the same people we were two years ago.
I call to mind the words of E.M Forster, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." These are powerful words because you never know what awaits around a hidden corner.