Cory and Jenny
Wanting to Expand Our Family
Cory and I were married in February of 2010. We tried to get pregnant for a little over three years, which involved non-invasive fertility treatments. We had talked during those three years if we did not conceive that we did not want to do hormone therapy or in vitro fertilization, but felt that adoption was the right choice for us. One day while I was getting a massage, the therapist, who also was having infertility issues, told me about All About U Adoptions agency. She gave me their web site information and I contacted them within the next couple of weeks.
New Years Surprise
Six months after we contacted AAU, we got a call at 11 in the morning on New Year’s Eve that a baby boy was born the day before and his birth mother choose adoption for him. Cory was at home recovering from back surgery and I was at work. We called each other back and forth all afternoon wondering if the other had any new information. At 530pm, AAU called us and asked me if I was sitting down, I replied “yes” and she said to pack our bags (which I had to do because Cory was on a 10lbs weight restriction, he could hold the baby, but that was it, lucky guy☺) and head to the hospital. The birth mom chose us and we would be picking up our son at the hospital the following morning. The joy that we felt; there are not enough words to express what was in our hearts not even in the Webster dictionary, we were now parents.
The Family is Now Complete (Or so we thought...)
Reece is, hands down, the missing piece of our hearts. He truly brings us so much happiness in our lives. There are days almost 2 years later, we still just watch him sleep and look at each other and say “are we not the luckiest couple in the world? Yep we are.” We can never thank Reece’s birth mother enough for her bravery and courage for not only choosing adoption, but choosing us to be Reece’s parents. We cannot thank AAU enough as well for holding our hands and walking us through all our fears and worries during the adoption process. They are such a blessing to us because, without them, we would not be complete.
But Wait, There's More!
After 6 years 3 months, 15 days and continuous requests by Reece for a sister to share his bedroom, read books to, and teach all kinds of crazy things to, we added a baby girl and her birth parents (along with their children as well as "pop pop") to our little clan. What better name (picked by and with the birth parents) than HOPE during this crazy year of a worldwide pandemic. This journey with AAU was completely different (and longer, and emotional in completely different ways than the first adoption) and it was invaluable having them by our side as we completed another, different, adoption journey. This one included the kindest, sweetest, and most giving birth family we could imagine who are and always will be a part of our family as well. Now our family REALLY IS complete. We love you Reece and Hope!