Hey there. We’re Sarah and Kevin Brown, and we’re adopting a little girl from China. We bought the adoption package that included unlimited appetizers and a free website, so we figured we should design a cute logo, show you a few moving pictures, and blog like the hipsters do, right?
In all seriousness though, this adoption is the single greatest adventure of our lives and we’re blessed to have amazing family and friends who want to share this experience with us. So here it is. A place to follow along with what has been and will be the most incredible journey we’ll ever take.
So how did we get here in the first place?
After spending an irreplaceable eight years together married and years before that as best friends, in 2012 we finally started feeling “ready”. People always say “You’re never ready for kids, just do it”. But we, for the longest time, were definitely un-ready and were soaking up every moment together as a party of two. In fact, there were many “What if we just never had children?” conversations. Even once we knew it was “time” about a year ago, oddly enough we still didn’t feel that urge to get pregnant. For us, it was always more about the general concept of family and guiding a little soul as their own beautiful life story plays out.
About the same time, our worldview began to broaden and we started to develop a deeper appreciation for cultures other than our own. We became hungry to learn all that we could about what else was out there. Then sitting at home in Nashville on random weekend nights watching films about refugees in Sierra Leone or the plight of young girls in China, our curiosity about the world turned to admiration and empathy for those with less.