They had appealed for months. With Jack travelling most of the year and his partner teaching at a nursery, it took all their pleading skills to convince the adoption agency.
They discussed it long enough, knowing a lot would change if a baby came. Jack even worried they’d be bad parents because they seldom had time for each other. Could they raise a child?
That’s the reason to adopt, they concluded. They had drifted from each other, and a child would complete the family.
Applauding at her graduation, Jack and Mark realised adopting her had been their most prudent choice.