Our twins were born 9 weeks premature and weighed just 3 pounds each. We had many worry-filled nights as the twins spent their first weeks of life in a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. But finally, after 28 days, we were able to bring them home with us.
The next few years were filled with a whirlwind of changes and emotions, but we prayed all along that we would be able to adopt these children. We grew so attached to them that the very thought of them ever leaving was saddening. The relationship with their birth mother wasn't always easy, but in the end, she blessed us with permission to adopt them. And now, we are able to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of finalizing the adoption.
We feel so fortunate to have these wonderful children. Words cannot express how much they have enriched our lives. The twins are now very active 5-year-olds, enjoying wonderful, carefree, and loving lives. They are surrounded by family who love them unconditionally. I won't say that there were no emotional ups and downs in fostering, but it was all worthwhile in the end.