Derrick and I have been riding this crazy foster care journey for 5 years now! The whole journey has been life changing and transformed our lives in ways we never thought possible!! We have two boys: Dillon and Jerry. We officially adopted Dillon in March of 2015. Rather then write the whole story out again, I will repost the 15 minute video I create about Dillon's adoption story.
The crazy thing is that we totally thought we were done! We survived the foster care system and ended up with an amazing son!! What more could we possible ask for? As most of you know, life doesn't really work that way :) Right when you think your life is set, something amazing will happen to set you on a new amazing path! "Jerry", Dillon's younger brother, needed a forever home. So, Derrick and I bought yet another ticket for the crazy foster care emotional rollercoaster! All Aboard...
New Mexico! Here I come...
See you soon Jerry.
Right when we brought Dillon (our oldest son) we quickly realized we needed to think of what he would call us! He quickly named my husband Daddy and upon hearing his 2 year old friend call one of his 2 dads "Doda", Dillon decided on Dodie. After years of constantly lobbying for "Papa", I have grown to love and adore my name Dodie Here is a blog about my journey as Dillon and Jerry's Dodie!
My son Dillon was in foster care for 1,377 Days. We finalized our adoption of this firecracker boy in March of 2015 a few months before his 6th birthday. We are now in the process of adopting Dillon's younger brother "Jerry" from foster care! This blog will help paint a picture of two gay men raising two boys in this every changing world.