Thank you for taking the time to check out our page. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful kids. Each child came to us through adoption and each kids’ adoption was different.
“Adoption isn't a birthmother's rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last”
We hope to adopt at least one more time. We all feel a strong desire to grow our family and we are all excited to see where this new adoption journey takes us. Even though we do not know you, we pray for you and think about you often. We admire your courage, love, strength, and selflessness as you decide what is best for you and your baby.
Growing up I didn't think about adopting. I assumed after marriage we would have biological children. Early in our marriage we knew it would be hard to have children. At the time we knew several families that went to our church who had adopted. I would see their beautiful families at church and we knew we wanted that too. After deciding to adopt we felt an overwhelming feeling that is what we were meant to do. I know God placed us in the right place and the right time being with those families at church. It really helped us know early on we wanted to adopt and start a family.
Because we have adopted several times and have talked with our kids birth moms we are very aware how you may be feeling while making this big decision. We know your decision is hard and isn't taken lightly. We know choosing adoption requires a lot of prayer and faith. Our kids know they were adopted. They know they were adopted because their birth mom's wanted what was best for them. They know their birth mom's loved them so much that they made this brave decision to place them for adoption. One of my favorite adoption quotes is by Mary Hines. She said “Adoption isn't a birth mother's rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last.” We truly believe this!
I know most expecting mom's feel like people and their future child will look down on them for choosing adoption, when in most cases the mom is doing something good for the child. A lot of people understand this choice and some people don't. You just have to go with your heart and gut. Unplanned does not equal unwanted. Adoption is about love! Giving the child the best life possible, whatever that may be. I often tell my children...."Your birth mom didn't place you for adoption because she didn't love you, she placed you for adoption because SHE DID love you!" I really do know this to be true, so they need to know it too.
Though we have not been able to have children of our own, we feel overjoyed with the opportunity to adopt. We know this is what we are meant to do. We have appreciation for and don’t take for granted the situations that brought our children to us. Many things had to fall perfectly into place so we know adoption is truly God's work and we are so blessed to be a part of His plan.