This will be a very special Father's Day. It will be my first Father's Day since my husband and I adopted our baby boy Lucas. It will also be the first Father's Day in many years that I will get to celebrate in person with my own father, who's been living in Ecuador for many years.
For the past six months, my husband and I have cared for Lucas. We showered him with love, we nurtured him, we appreciated his very existence in our lives. We began to realize what being "daddy and papi" truly meant. And two weeks after Lucas' adoption was finalized, we are celebrating the fathers that we are and hope to be, alongside our very loving families.