We heard about the adoption benefit from Caterpillar through another family member that had utilized the program a few years prior. We have two children, an eight year old boy (who we had naturally) and a one year old boy (who we adopted). We chose to adopt after having our first child due to potential risks of complications with natural conception. After filling out mountains of paperwork, answering all kinds of questions, being fingerprinted several times, taking our classes and waiting for more than two years, we received a call. Our son was born in September of 2015. We were able to meet him less than 24 hours after birth and our lives have never been the same! Adoption has been an amazing experience that has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. We are truly blessed to have these wonderful boys and cannot imagine life without them.