Waiting for a family

My wife and I have always wanted a family of our own, but due to the numerous number of children out there without a family to call their own, we felt it selfish to try to conceive on our own when there are so many children out there that need a family. My wife comes from a Catholic upbringing and I come from a Christian upbringing. As we age, we are progressing in our careers and are missing out on that family that we have always wanted. We have a lot of love to give and are anxious to have a child to be a part of our family. The thee of us, or more.

Our Wait for Alex

"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!" Psalm 27:14. Waiting is such a large part of the adoption process. It is the waiting, however, that allows us the opportunity to trust in the Lord, in His plan and in His timing. We are Chris and Annie Hamlin and with this adoption, we have had ample opportunity to trust Him, as we wait to bring Alex home. By the Summer of 2019, the Lord had blessed us with 8 amazing children, four biological and four adopted. With 8 kiddos, 4 of whom have medical special needs, we thought our family might be complete. Medical appointments on top of physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as an occasional surgery thrown in every now and again, kept us pretty busy. However, the Lord had other plans, and in that Summer of 2019, we were to meet that plan. Alex was 7 years old when we met him on a missions trip to Honduras. He quickly captured our hearts and our decision to sponsor him was an easy one. As our relationship with him grew, the Lord made it very clear to us that he was to be our son and so the long wait began. It has been 4 years since we started the process to bring Alex home. The wait has been hard but, in that time, the Lord has provided opportunities for us to call, visit and grow our bond with him. We are so grateful for those times but are looking forward to the day when we won’t have to say good-bye. The Lord has been faithful in His provision for our family and for each of our adoptions and we have no doubt that He will provide for us to bring Alex home. We would love your prayers for the process to get our 9th kiddo home as well as your prayers for the continued journey and hard work, after he comes home. If you feel so led, we thank you in advance for any contribution you feel the Lord might be placing on your heart.


I am a single woman that lives in Sacramento, California. I Hope soon to move to Texas and by some property to expand my business. I am an inventor been working on an invention to help this journey with Rob. It has been a bit Challenging, but worth every bit of effort and motivation. I am so excited to get this little man to be my own and raise him up to be a wonderful lite boy that believes in miracles. I have been around special needs children now for 20 plus years and every moment. It's a field that is very rewarding, Challenging and fulfilling. I plan on giving Rob special care and the support services he needs to be successful in life. I ha e already reached out for services that is going to help with his physical impairment and socialization skills. I am looking forward to being him I. The kingdom of GOD as my little Jesus.

Nick and Heather Can't Wait to Adopt!

We consider the opportunity to adopt a huge blessing. The fact that we can give a child a great life is something that humbles us but makes us so happy and excited. We can’t wait to become parents! Ever since we first started dating, we talked about wanting to adopt someday (even if we had biological children). Our adoption journey started more quickly than we originally thought when we had trouble conceiving. Though there were options to try to have biological children, we decided against those as our hearts are with adoption. We are already busy making our house the best home it can be for a little one, and our families and friends are shamelessly buying baby items.


Dear Expectant Mother,

The morning of our wedding, we wrote letters to each other sharing our excitement to take the biggest step of our lives together. At the end of Heather’s note to Nick, she wrote, “Let’s do this, shall we?”—an expression we would ask before taking on tasks big and small. Little did we know how much our favorite expression would fit as we venture into adoption.

We can’t imagine trying to decide who could possibly be good enough for your precious baby. Hey, we’re not perfect. We don’t know everything. What we do know is we’ve never been more sure about two things: we were meant to be together, and we were meant to adopt.

Becoming parents means so much to us. We’ve been part of other kids’ lives in so many different ways, whether it be helping raise nieces and nephews, coaching, or community events. Now we can’t wait to be part of our own child’s life. We want to parent with open minds and not raise our child to reach for perfection but to be good and decent. We have several passions, and we can’t wait to support whatever passions our child has.

If we’re blessed enough to take on raising your precious baby, we promise to work with you on whatever type of adoption you want. Most importantly, we promise to be here with you through it all.

So…a simple question for you: Let’s do this, shall we?

With love,
Nick and Heather