Though not about adoption, and though the couple rejects adoption, there are some parallels. The conclusion of the article illustrated that parallel for me:
Plan A — making babies with the tools you have around the house, as they say, the fun, free tools — faded into the background, and Plan B became foreground. I can count the ways Plan B is a less-desirable way to have children — the route seems to take you off the edge of the world and into the land of scrolly dragons. But when you actually go there, the map shifts. The brain’s ability to rewrite — to destinize, as it were — the birth story and turn a barn into a manger is so powerful that Plan B, all its unsexiness notwithstanding, became the best plan, because Plan B created the children that we have and are convinced we had to have.Lots to discuss in the article, but I really don't have time -- those pesky exams! I'd be interested to know what y'all think, though.