Jim & Melea: We knew that we wanted a child. We tried other avenues to conceive a child naturally, and at the same time pursued adoption. We figured that if both pursuits were successful, having two or three children would be a fun challenge to contend with. Had we had a natural born child, we may have still looked into adoption.
Rebekah: How did you decide to adopt and where did you go for resources?
Rebekah: Loving and rearing a child is an important experience for adults– what does the role of mother and father mean to you?
Jim & Melea: Providing a safe loving and nurturing environment and being a caretaker and a life teacher. Creating fun experiences and being a guide for new adventures. Setting boundaries, teaching the importance of limits and respect for others as well as self respect. Setting good examples and impressing positive qualities such as kindness, compassion, honesty and responsibility.
Rebekah: Write anything that comes to your mind about your vision of parenting.