After eight years of longing for a family, Kelly and Stephan House finally were blessed with hope. They worked for years to conceive, being discouraged time after time as they found out medical situations that would prevent pregnancy. Then, last February, Kelly and Stephan chose adoption. Although adoptions costs vary depending on location and type of adoption, the Houses they saved up over $40,000 to begin their family. They know that it is essential that agencies find the right home for children, so do not have negative feelings about the expense and sometimes-complicated adoption process.  For now, the House family is blessed with hope as they await the birth of the child who will become a part of their family forever.