Hinton Family Adoption

We are Mark and Renee'. We have been married 24.5 years. We have four children: three biological 18 year-olds and an adopted 5 year-old son, Ian. After adopting Ian in 2014, we honestly thought we were done growing our family. We were both close to turning 50 and had started child-raising all over again with a special needs child. Since Ian came home with us, he has made so much progress and continues to amaze us how he is thriving.

Earlier this year we learned of a child needing a forever family. We learned of this at the same time, but neither one of us mentioned it to the other at the time. We later discovered that God had been moving in both of us that we needed to adopt again, and this was the child. Soon after accepting the referral of this child, we learned of another child also in need of a forever family. When presented with this 2nd referral, neither of us hesitated in agreeing that we were being led to adopt 2 children. In the span of a month, we went from thinking our family was complete to beginning the process of adopting two more children.

As you may know, international adoption comes with many expenses. To date we've had a yard sale, with others to follow, to raise funds; we've had a t-shirt fundraiser; have applied for several adoption grants, and plan to apply for several more. Not knowing exactly how this adoption process would go, we stepped out on faith that God will provide throughout the process. We ask for your prayers as we embark on this journey, and if you feel led to be a part of our adoption through giving to help offset the costs, we would be forever grateful. All donations will go directly to our adoption agency to pay fees or offset expenses.

Waiting for a family

I've lost my only daughter to a brain tumor. And, I want a family. I can provide and give what is needed to raise a family. But, I am getting older, so I think I would be best at having older children .But,I am willing to expand my horizons on that. I am really interested in the two sisters but I would like to be given the chance to become a foster or a forever home for anyone.

Divinely Chosen

I thought my dreams of having another child were forever shattered when I went through my divorce! I had longed for another child for years, and had tried in vitro fertilization while I was married, with no success. Emily expressed that she wanted a sibling, and as an only child myself, I wanted a bigger family for her life experience. But, as I started my family later in life and as a single mother, I was convinced that adoption was nearly impossible (after inquiring with domestic adoption agencies) and that I had somehow missed out on the opportunity for more children. Moreover, I thought God had placed this longing in my heart, but was not going to fulfill it.

Then, I met a patient who told me she had adopted a child from Khazakstan as a single mother. I inquired about Khazakstan adoptions and was led to Nightlight Christian Adoptions in Loveland, Colorado. Kate, from Nightlight, said that Khazakstan had recently closed adoptions to single moms, but Kyrgystan was still open. She encouraged me to do my research and meet with her. After meeting with her, I started my homestudy process, completing it the following year. During that time, I flippantly signed up for Eharmony out of complete curiosity, and not expecting to truly meet "The One". I had a few nice dates, and some nice meals. Then, I met Todd! He was completely different than the men I had dated: reserved, courteous, and filled with the Holy Spirit!

I told him early in the dating process about my dreams and intentions to expand my family. As he had adult children, I wanted to give him an exit strategy, as I was convinced he would not be interested in the whole adoption thing. I even told him, "This train is on the adoption track. You are welcome to jump off, or stay on, but this train is leaving the station." Ha! Boy was I wrong! He promptly retorted, "Well, I guess I'm getting on the train with you!"

What a blessing he has been for me and Emily! He has not only opened his heart to me and Emily, but he has joined our homestudy for our Kyrgystan adoption. Moreover, he has proposed to us, asking us to join his family! We are currently planning our wedding for July 3, 2017! So, now WE are adopting! We are so excited and are asking those who would like to give a wedding gift, to consider contributing to our adoption fund.

I remain continually amazed at God's blessings and provisions, even when I have been convinced there is no way! He has brought this amazing man into our lives, who is supportive of this adoption dream and who desires to participate in this miraculous journey. We look forward to seeing how He brings these desires to fruition, and can't wait to celebrate our joy of being a forever family to our adopted child with friends and family!

Divinely Chosen

I thought my dreams of having another child were forever shattered when I went through my divorce! I had longed for another child for years, and had tried in vitro fertilization while I was married, with no success. Emily expressed that she wanted a sibling, and as an only child myself, I wanted a bigger family for her life experience. But, as I started my family later in life and as a single mother, I was convinced that adoption was nearly impossible (after inquiring with domestic adoption agencies) and that I had somehow missed out on the opportunity for more children. Moreover, I thought God had placed this longing in my heart, but was not going to fulfill it.

Then, I met a patient who told me she had adopted a child from Khazakstan as a single mother. I inquired about Khazakstan adoptions and was led to Nightlight Christian Adoptions in Loveland, Colorado. Kate, from Nightlight, said that Khazakstan had recently closed adoptions to single moms, but Kyrgystan was still open. She encouraged me to do my research and meet with her. After meeting with her, I started my homestudy process, completing it the following year. During that time, I flippantly signed up for Eharmony out of complete curiosity, and not expecting to truly meet "The One". I had a few nice dates, and some nice meals. Then, I met Todd! He was completely different than the men I had dated: reserved, courteous, and filled with the Holy Spirit!

I told him early in the dating process about my dreams and intentions to expand my family. As he had adult children, I wanted to give him an exit strategy, as I was convinced he would not be interested in the whole adoption thing. I even told him, "This train is on the adoption track. You are welcome to jump off, or stay on, but this train is leaving the station." Ha! Boy was I wrong! He promptly retorted, "Well, I guess I'm getting on the train with you!"

What a blessing he has been for me and Emily! He has not only opened his heart to me and Emily, but he has joined our homestudy for our Kyrgystan adoption. Moreover, he has proposed to us, asking us to join his family! We are currently planning our wedding for July 3, 2017! So, now WE are adopting! We are so excited and are asking those who would like to give a wedding gift, to consider contributing to our adoption fund.

I remain continually amazed at God's blessings and provisions, even when I have been convinced there is no way! He has brought this amazing man into our lives, who is supportive of this adoption dream and who desires to participate in this miraculous journey. We look forward to seeing how He brings these desires to fruition, and can't wait to celebrate our joy of being a forever family to our adopted child with friends and family!

Wanting More

I have three handsome boys. After our youngest was born we rushed into getting things done to prevent either of us from having more kids. It didn't take long fpr both of us to release the mistake of rushing into the procedures. I lost a baby girl and miss taking care of babies, raising kids. My husband and I both want more kids.

Waiting to Complete Our Family

After years of infertility, we were blessed with Ella Grace. We went through more infertility trying to make her a big sister. However, we feel called toward adoption to complete our family. We know that there is a baby out there that is meant to be loved and a part of our family.

Bringing Gracie Home

My wife and I have been married for 15 years and we have two biological children, Chloe age 9, and Gabe age 6. We are very happy but we also realize we have room in our family for another child to love. Even before we had our biological children we always knew someday we would adopt. We’ve always had a desire to give a home and love to a child who was born without it. We went on with life and started our family the normal route and it wasn’t until this past year that we really started having the desire to get more information on what it would take and what it would require of us to consider adopting. My daughter played soccer with a boy whose mother was the agency director at Nightlight Christian Adoptions which was where we were already considering going through for an adoption. So after discussing things over with Dana she encouraged us to check out an adoption seminar which we did. Going into that seminar we had the mindset that this was a really good possibility for us. When we came out of that seminar it was no longer a possibility but a reality for us. We knew this was the route for us and we even decided from the beginning that we would like to adopt from the special needs program through China. We talked to our little kids at home and prayed together as a family and it seemed like we were all on board and excited for our next journey as a family. A few months went by and we hadn’t really got started or anything and we took our church youth to Tennessee for a youth convention. At that conference Holt International had a booth set up and kept talking about sponsorships and adoptions. I told Ashley that when we got home it was time to get things rolling with an adoption. The very next week we got a call from out of nowhere from the adoption agency asking us if we would be interested in looking at a little girls file to consider her for adoption. From the moment I got the call I honestly felt like it was God giving us a blessing and a confirmation to move forward. So my wife and I reviewed her file that night and from the first glance into her file we already knew that Winnie, which is her file name, was our new little girl! She was born with Spina Bifida and club feet. We know she has needs and needs special care and we are so ready to give all that and more to her as we welcome her into our home. God has blessed us so much and continues to bless us. My son is 6 and he has already asked me if his new little sister knew anything about Jesus. After I told him more than likely not, he responded that when she came home he wanted to preach at church so he could be the first one to tell her about Jesus!!! That was such a beautiful moment for me! I am the pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Lincoln County Kentucky so that request of his is definitely a possibility!!! If I were to clearly give a reason for adopting it is simply this; We have room in our hearts and home for a child who does not have a family or home. We can provide what they have so far been denied. And in the process we will get an opportunity to raise this little girl to know what the hope of Jesus truly looks like. To us this little girl is worth all of the effort, time, and prayer that is needed to bring her home to her new forever family.

Bringing Gracie Home

Hello we are the Popes! Me (Jeremy) and my wife Ashley have been married for almost 15 years and we currently have two biological children, Chloe age 9, and Gabe age 6. We love our family but we have always felt a pull towards being able to adopt and give a child the hope of a family and a home full of love. This last fall we decided to check out an adoption seminar and what was always a possibility became a reality as we decided this was the time for us to make this happen. The agency contacted us in January with a file to glance over and after looking at the file for just a few minutes me and my wife both knew this was our little girl! So here we are beginning this incredible and at times overwhelming journey towards growing our family and bringing our new little girl home! Between pastoring a church and having some great family support we have already a lot of prayers going out our way. We would truly appreciate any and all support we can get whether that is prayers or finances!!! Help us bring Gracie Home!!!!!

Completing our Family

Mike and I have been married since the spring of 2011 and after a couple months decided to try to have a baby. We later found out that we both had medical issues that would make it difficult. This was devastating for both of us. We tried various procedures, surgeries, and medications and after 2 ½ years, we finally got pregnant through IVF. Ella Grace is now 2 ½ years old. After her first birthday, we decided to try for baby #2. The same procedure that gave us Ella didn’t work after 3 attempts and 1 miscarriage. We struggled with what we wanted to do next. We considered letting Ella be an only child, but even at a young age, we can see her desire to be around a baby and be a big sister. And more than anything, our family doesn’t feel complete. We have the desire in our hearts to be parents again and we believe adoption is the path for us.

The Cromer Story

Amy and I were married right after college in 2006. We always had a dream of having a family but unfortunately as we found out, we both had fertility issues. However, our desire to be parents never dwindled. Our faith led us to the decision to adopt. We don't see adoption as a second choice, but rather the answer to our family. My wife and I are both in healthcare and our desire to serve others also made adoption an easy option and a natural fit for us. We have an amazing support group of family and friends including friends with small kids. We desire to be a parent to at least two children; and have entered into the domestic and china special needs program.