Tracy & Erik’s Adoption Profile – About Our Son, Colby
Colby is the absolute love of our lives. Nothing has made us happier than the day he became part of our family. We so look forward to the day our lives will be filled with even more joy when we have a second son or daughter.
Colby is nine years old and is in the fourth grade. He loves snuggling and reading with Mommy. He loves building with Legos or playing video games with Dad. He plays soccer for a local parks & rec team in the fall and spring. In summer, he swims on our neigborhood swim team.
We have always been very open with Colby about the fact that he is adopted. We do not have any contact with Colby’s birthmother, but he knows that he came out of another lady’s tummy who loved him very much. We explain to him that while this other lady loved him very much, she wasn’t able to take care of him in the same way that Mommy and Daddy are able to take care of him. He knows that his birthmother picked us to be Mommy and Daddy for him.
Colby is comfortable and accepting of the fact that he is adopted. We answer his questions with full openness as they arise. It is our plan to take this same approach with our future son or daughter. We feel that Colby will make a wonderful big brother. He has been active in this process, and we have been very open with him about all of our plans and wishes for adding another member to our family.