Family.

Jul 12, 2020

Laura's Family


I am the oldest of all of my siblings. My Brother is 3 years younger than me and is married to his high school sweetheart. He is in the Navy and they currently live in Virginia and they are expecting their first baby any day now. I have 2 Step Brothers, one is 25 and lives in Louisiana and works for a non profit/web design. The other is recently married to his high school sweetheart and lives in the same town we do. I also have a little sister who is 18 years younger than me.(a teenager now) She was quite the surprise, but one of the biggest blessing in my life.


My parents divorced when I was 17 years old, but both are remarried, it's going to sounds crazy like out of a movie, but my parents married another set of divorced spouses...making my whole family come full circle. My Step Dad and Step Mom were married and had my 2 stepbrothers, my parents had my brother and I, and my Dad and Step Mom had my little sister.

It seems like a mess, but it really is amazing to see over time how great everything has turned out. I would not change a thing. My mom and Stepdad live on the border of Texas and New Mexico, but travel into town to visit often. My Dad, Step Mom, and Sister live in the same town as I do. I hang out with my little sister weekly. My Papa and Nana are a big part of our lives too, they live less than a mile up the road from us. We love to hang out when we can and play games and go swimming.

Family.

Jul 12, 2020

Luis' Family

I am the middle child of 3. My  sister is 11 months older than me and my  brother who is 6 years younger. My older sister is married for 4 children, 2 grown and graduated children from her husband's side and 2 children together who are 7 and 5. My younger brother is married to his high school sweetheart, with no children...yet. My parents have been married for over 35 years and live in the same town as we do.

I was born in little town in Mexico, when I was 3 we moved to Texas, to the town we live in now. This is home. My parents have a passion for mission work and travel to Mexico a few times a year to minister and help those around the area. We love getting together for Birthday parties and holidays. I am really close with my brother and sister, we have a group chat we talk in daily.

 

 

Our Home

Jul 07, 2020

We live in a ranch style home that sits on about 1.5 acres. It has a fenced in back yard with plenty of room to run around in. We also have a metal shop that we use when hosting family gatherings, which we try to do often! There's a field next to our shop that is big enough to play sports or other large group activities. What we love about our neighborhood is that its very diverse and calm. It's common to see people out for a stroll, walking their dogs, kids playing, and people riding their golf cart or bikes.

Why Adoption

Jul 07, 2020

We found out very early in our marriage that it would be difficult and very unlikely for us to have biological children. That was very difficult to take in at 23 and 25 years old. We were happily married and ready to grow our family. We took it a little hard at first, but we didn't let it defeat us. We knew in our hearts growing our family would happen in time. We put the idea of children on hold for awhile and focused on our marriage and our faith. We were baptized again almost 4 years ago, in our current church. We felt like we had a strong foundation in the Lord and in our marriage, and were ready for the next step. That's when we began to research our options and the more we dove in, the more the Lord encouraged us to pursue adoption. Reading and listening to anything we can about adoption has truly opened our eyes to this beautiful and hard world of open adoption. We know this is exactly where we are supposed to be.

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