I’ve always said that I wanted to adopt. And surely, it would come in this perfect package…perhaps after I had a kid or so, biologically. But eventually, I would adopt. After all, it was in my DNA.

My father was informally adopted or placed in long-term foster care at the age of 9. So, this is something I always knew I’d do, but I never expected it to happen the way it did.

In the reality, my husband and I ended up with an emergency care foster placement that wasn’t supposed to last more than 3 weeks.

Well , 3 weeks has turned into forever and we couldn’t imagine our lives without our son and daughter, Evan and Taryn!

Here I will share some of the defining moments that ushered me into mommyhood.