Plan A

"I think we may adopt an African baby even before we have our own kids." I told a good friend that over 6 years ago when I first felt my heart pulled toward adopting. Little did I know that my flippant statement was actually prophetic.

I always thought that the journey to become parents would be pretty easy; it's the parenting that would be hard! Again, little did I know. After nearly 2 years of trying to get pregnant and 1 year of extensive medical treatment, we have learned that sometimes getting pregnant can be really hard. Brutally hard. Indescribably painful. I always believed that Plan A was having biological children.

I've been wrong...so very wrong. At this point in our roller coaster journey, I have learned that Plan A is God's. Plan A is adopting a baby. Plan A is more than I could have wanted or believed in.

So begins our journey to becoming parents. Are we overwhelmed? Yes! Are we stretched? Yes. Are we filled with hope, joy, and expectancy? Yes a thousand times.

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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.