After seven years of trying to have a family, this couple realizes that for them, it’s time to adopt. Two weeks after being matched, they invite family members over and share their news. But the way they share, they provide a gift for every family member. They have strategically planned the order of gift opening so as to serve as an announcement of their upcoming adoption. Some of the great news is that, unlike a pregnancy announcement, the family doesn’t have to wait nine months. With just a one-month wait ahead of them, the entire family is ecstatic.
With the opening of each gift, the joy increases.
And then the day comes. Their son is born and they are among the first to see him. The emotional relinquishment and acceptance is as touching as anything. It is a celebration of life, of sharing, of unselfish giving.