A year ago, I knew very little about adoption… Within months of starting the process, the AIS team had me matched and worked after-hours to get me ready for a baby girl due 5 months later. The team guided me through the delicate months of my surrendering control and navigating birth mom communications till the baby’s early birth in July. Tragically, I got a call from the agency working with the birth mom that there had been complications, and the baby girl passed 12 days later. It was heartbreaking and took months to regroup. Day by day AIS supported me until I decided that I was ready to try again. Now I can proudly say that on January 7, almost exactly 6 months after our baby girl’s death, my son G was born. He is a true miracle, and the relationship with his birth mom is beyond my wildest dreams. Everyone’s adoption journey is challenging, stressful, isolating, and exciting in its own ways…. I can say that I’d want no other partner on that roller coaster than the team at AIS. Thank you for your patience, love, and honesty.