Adoptive parents all know the fluttering feelings experienced when first seeing a picture of their child. “We were captivated,” says Rachel Bell, Audrey’s adoptive mother. It took just a split second to fall completely in love with their daughter. And it wasn’t just Rachel who was in love.  Audrey was given a big brother when she was adopted. The entire family is filled with love for each other and gratitude for the gift of adoption.

We are all on our own paths. And somehow, instinctively, we know when it’s time to take a new turn. These turns can be joyous—especially when they lead to adoption.