Ready for another Adoption Sunday session?
Sergio brought his parents out to meet us in Boston this summer, and the story they tell of his adoption is captivating. Grab a tissue!
“Our son is our life. We come from Greek and Italian heritages and big family celebrations are important to us. He Is our only child, the only grandchild on both sides of the family, and the only nephew to his uncle. He is a blessing to everyone in our families. We had been married several years before we started the adoption process and we brought him home just shy of 9 months old.
When we were in Guatemala, we struggled with many mixed emotions. We were so grateful and happy to finally have our baby, but we also felt like we were taking him away from his birth country. We hoped it was the right thing. Our wish is that one day he will fully understand how much he is loved and wanted by so many people.
We are first time parents and we try to fill his days with wonderful memories as much as we can, keeping a journal so he has all our feelings and thoughts to read when he gets older. We are a loving family…hugging, kissing, and saying “I love you” all the time. Being new parents and waiting so long for a child has made us realize that valuing each moment together is the most important thing to us.
Each night, we tell him a special story about coming from Guatemala to be a part of our family. And each morning, we are reminded that everyday with him is a gift.”