Besides the obvious differences between adopting a child and giving birth to a child, I've been trying notice if there is anything else. It has occurred to me lately that when I look into Talitha's face, it looks familiar. It's like I've known her for a really long time. Amanda and Christiana are very beautiful but they are a mystery and have faces that are very new to me. Perhaps it because Tali's eyes remind me of my nephew, her smile reminds me of my grandpa, and her chubby cheeks remind me of Tony when he was a baby. Or it's just because I see her so often since she never wants to sleep.
We are a Christian couple joyfully answering God's call on our life to welcome children into our home. We have two boys, Tyler and Tony, and adopted our first daughter, Amanda, in August of 2007 and a second daughter, Christiana, in July of 2009. Talitha joined our family in February 2010 after a surprise pregnancy. Julia was an even bigger surprise in January 2012.