Al and I met 7 years ago and have been married for 5. Soon after we were married we became pregnant with our first. We had an easy pregnancy and delivery and enjoyed watching our daughter grow up. After she turned 3 we decided to start trying for baby number 2, month after month we would see the lonely pink line and became frustrated. We tracked, we researched and researched but the result was the same….nothing. We looked into fertility treatments and did the recommended testing, based on the test results the doctor recommended IUI. We thought this was going to be a for sure thing…..we went through a whirlwind of medications, doctor appointments for ultrasounds, bloodwork, procedures and after 3 months we were still in the same spot…..nothing. We were physically and emotionally exhausted. Fertility is hard but our dream of having another child never left us.
We both feel blessed by the time we have had to lean on God to get us through those dark days, weeks and months because our marriage is stronger, our family is stronger and our relationship with our Savior is stronger. God's grace has poured over us and our lives in such an incredible way and now He is asking us to step out in faith. We have learned over the last year that God makes beautifully things out of brokenness and pain, and we are so excited to watch this part of our story unfold as we set out on this adventure to bring our baby home!
That being said, we’d really appreciate your support in the following ways:
First, we would really appreciate your prayers. Please pray for the process, for the baby, for the birth family and for us. The love and sacrifice required to place a baby for adoption is both heartbreaking and beautiful. So, please pray for the birth family and the birth mom as goes through this journey. And please pray for us as God prepares our hearts, our family and our home for our new baby.
Second, we could use your financial support. Adoption is quite expensive but we are confident that God will provide, as He always does. Lastly, we would love it if you could share our story with others who you think may be interested in supporting us. We know there are so many people out there with a heart for adoption, and we would love for them to share in our story!
Thank you all so much for your support and love!
Al and Bre
Al and I met 7 years ago and have been married for 5. Prior to us getting married we had discussed adoption however we agreed that we wanted to have biologic children first. Soon after we got married we became pregnant with our daughter. Once she turned 3 we discussed trying for baby number two. Month after month we saw one lonely pink line. I researched different methods to increase our chances to become pregnant, tracked for 6 months and still we weren't pregnant. We decided to look into fertility treatments. After we did the initial testing our fertility doctor recommended IUI to which we agreed to and thought that it would for sure get us pregnant. After 3 failed rounds of treatment I told my husband I couldn’t continue fertility treatments. The toll it took on me physically, mentally and emotionally I knew I couldn’t go through it again.
Our dream of having another baby never left us. We are excited about growing our family through adoption, to give this little one a home, a family and to call him or her ours.
In these last 2 years our faith has been tested, stretched and strengthened. God's grace has poured over us and our lives in such an incredible way and now He is asking us to step out in faith. If there is one thing we've learned in the last 2 years, it's that God makes beautifully exquisite things out of brokenness and pain, and we are so excited to watch this part of our story unfold as we set out on this adventure to bring our baby home!
Many of you have asked how you can help with our adoption journey. We want to first thank you for your support and for your desire to be a part of our story. I'm sure you are aware that adoption is quite expensive, so we are asking for your help! Any amount we receive through donation will be such a huge blessing, but if you are unable to help financially, you can still help by sharing our story and joining us in prayer!
Specific things to pray for:
1. Pray for patience as we go through this journey. Pray that we continue to place our faith in God and His plan for us and our future family. It’s easy to get distracted by all the things we “have to do” and by the financial obligations that are tied into adoption.
2. Pray for our birth mom who is choosing life and making such a courageous decision in allowing us to be the family for her baby.
3. Pray for our baby and that the pregnancy and birth go smoothly.
4. Pray that God uses our story to bring hope to others and that God is glorified through our journey.
We are so thankful to have you as a part of our journey and cannot wait to keep you updated and to someday introduce you to our precious baby.
Al and Bre
P.S. Please feel free to follow our adoption journey on our blog www.lovebuiltourfamily.blogspot.com
At a Christian concert we heard first hand the story of an orphan getting a forever home. We talked about it and prayed about it ad felt God directing us to pursue giving a child a forever home. We started found an agency and started the process. Just as we were beginning the home study my appendix ruptured and I spent 3 months recovering from multiple complications. God still had plans for me. We resumed the journey as soon as I was well enough to do so. We hosted a young girl in over the summer. We expressed our desire to adopt her and her younger sister. That did not come to pass. Looking back I see God's hand pointing her in a different direction. She was not "our" child. After a time to move past that disappointment, we knew there were other children that need forever homes. Enter 2 teen sisters needing a forever home. We believe God has a perfect plan and perfect timing. We trust that by his plan he will make a way for us to bring these girls to their forever home. We appreciate all who would partner with us on this journey, be it with prayer or financial gift.
Matthew 25:40 "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'