Our journey to parenthood BEGINS with adoption.
We are not that couple who has suffered from infertility and has tried other avenues to have a biological child, THEN turned to adoption after exhausting all options.
No. That’s not our story.
Many people don’t understand this. But for us, it was a clear decision.
For us, a pregnancy would be considered a high risk pregnancy. So, we decided that since we did not get pregnant naturally, (after being married almost 7 years), perhaps it was not in God’s plan for us.
For us, given our situation, we didn’t feel it was important to see a specialist, take hormones/injections, or even go down the route of having a surrogate.
We felt that there must have been a reason we have not conceived. If it happens along the way and God also blesses us with a baby, biologically, then we’d be thrilled. However, that isn’t our priority.
Starting a family & loving a child is.
We know it’s love that makes a family, way more than genetics.
This journey to pursue adoption began after I had a near death experience back in September of 2013, which led me to become a believer & surrender my heart to God.
Shortly after that I went on a mission trip to Cambodia in 2014, where adoption was first laid on my heart. The orphans we met over there, (many whom did not speak English) made it clear they needed love & affection.
Something we have plenty to give.
This is when it became really clear adoption would be our path, even though we were unsure what to expect with it all because there were so many different ways to do it.
So, we did some research, stepped out in faith, & officially started the adoption process back in January 2015.
And we never in a million years imagined we would be waiting so long to be matched.
We went the domestic adoption route because we had to choose one. However, we are open to domestic or international. We are also pursuing infant adoption since we want to experience parenthood from as close to birth as possible. And we have used a national agency up to this point, with no luck of being matched yet.
Which leads us here… turning to social media & our networks to help us with this process.
We hope it’s clear to anyone reading this, that this is about so much more than starting a family or about adoption.
This is a story about love.
It’s a story about faith.
It’s a story about God’s grace.
So, if you know of anyone who has become pregnant and for whatever reason has decided not to parent at this time, PLEASE let us know!
We know God already has our baby chosen for us. We are hoping someone out there can help connect us to them.
xo Jamie & Steve