2 "Pregnancies"...

Today marks 18 months since we started our adoption process. It's fitting that we are adopting 2 Lil' A and Baby T and it's been 18 months. 2 pregnancies = 18 months. Some days I feel 18 months pregnant, I just don't get the stretch marks.

It's a little odd to stare at their two faces, enormous eyes, gorgeous lips, and coffee skin and love these little 'strangers' sooooooooooo much. Though we've never met, I'm totally in love. Lil' A is our son. Baby T is our daughter. In the midst of indescribable pain in all our stories, they were meant to be ours.

I can't imagine THAT DAY when we will commit before a judge to be their parents. We have chosen them forever, just as God has chosen us. And our God has chosen Lil' A and Baby T to be ours.

Immeasurably grateful...it is a great privilege to adopt. I am convinced. If only every Jesus follower was able to experience this...

ps. this month also marks 3 complete years of trying to start a family...we never imagined this journey would look like this. and yet, we are grateful. beyond what we could've hoped or imagined.

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April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.