Adoption and Super Heroes

Before we started down the path of adoption, I knew the stories behind a lot of the normal comics. I never really thought about the fact that these super heroes were effectively adopted. Now it seems like I am seeing adoption much more in media, television, and movies and it isn’t just another part of the story that fades into the background.

I know that this comes from going through the adoption process and always scouring the internet for more information about adoption.  However, it is awesome to think that there are mainstream stories out there involving adoption. I also like the fact that the super heroes grew up to do exceptional things whether they had super powers or not.

Here are just a few that I know of:

  • Superman – born on Krypton and sent to live on planet Earth by his parents before they and the entire planet was destroyed. A couple in Kansas found his space ship and raised him as their own child.
  • Batman – his parents were killed when he was young and he was raised by his butler Albert.
  • Wolverine – his father and mother died when he was an adolescent and his grandfather would not take him in so he fled to a small mining town, the foreman took him in as a father figure.
  • Spiderman – lost his parents and was raised by his Aunt and Uncle until his Uncle was killed as well and then just by his Aunt.
  • Iron Man – was never actually adopted but his parents were killed shortly after he became an adult and so he was on his own with no support or family to help him

Can you think of any others?

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Our Anniversary

Well today is our four year wedding anniversary and it is amazing how much has happened in the last four years. We are so happy with how our lives have been together and are looking forward to all the many wonderful things yet to come.

There have been great memories from when we have traveled to visit friends, family, and go on personal vacations. We have also, bought a new house and started to make it our own and filling it up with great memories. Professionally we have started different opportunities for both of us. All in all they have been great years together and only good things seen in the future currently.

There have also been some hard times as well such as my two surgeries within the first year of our marriage that were difficult to deal with at the time. It seems like so long ago but we got through them and never looked back. Although we are both still dealing with not being able to have our own children at times, right now we are also thankful for the friends and people we have met along the way in our adoption plans.

Here’s to the future and whatever it may bring us because as long as we have each other it will be wonderful!

5 Months and Counting

Well we have been officially waiting for contact from a birth mother for 5 months as of tomorrow. For me it has seemed to fly by with us being so busy this spring and summer. With me traveling again and working more and then seeing friends and family on the weekends it seems like the year altogether has flown by let alone the last 5 months. This month also marks the one year mark since we started looking into different adoption agencies and possibilities beyond fertility treatments.

Over the last few months we have seen a little activity with talking to two potential birth moms and seeing our letter going out to almost 50 potential birth mothers. It is exciting to know that we are out there and getting viewed. Now we just want to find the right birth mother for us. The hard part is that we get a lot of junk calls on our 800 number (for a while we were getting motorcycle parts calls… lol) and you get excited each time the phone rings when it might be something good.

Andy is having a harder time with the unknown time waiting I think and wants it to happen now while I, uncharacteristically, am more content with waiting and knowing that at some point it will happen. So very different from how we normally are since I am usually very impatient!

Who knows what the last 4 months of the year will bring and hopefully it will include contact for a placement and a match but if not I know we will be in a great position for next year hopefully!