Countless blessings

Each year in November, we write a letter to the editor about adoption and this year is no different. November is National Adoption Month and is a great time to be thankful for the option of adoption.

Our kids are growing up fast but that doesn't mean we forget how we got them. For us, becoming parents was only possible through adoption.

To hold a baby in your arms after waiting for so long is absolutely one of the best feelings in the world.

Over time, we have been lucky to be able to help other couples adopt and have developed many friendships because of it.

And now we see those couples helping others. Through adoption the creation of a family is still possible.

This month, please remember all birth parents, couples considering adoption, those waiting for "the call" and those who have adopted. All of us have countless blessings, but the best blessing of all is your family.

Wade and Lisa Althouse