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

Craft Family Adoption

Dear Friends and Family!

We are excited to announce that we are adopting from Taiwan! As many of you know, adoption has been close to our hearts for many years and we have dreamed about the day we ourselves would be able to adopt.

Adoption is a life changing process in many ways, and we would be grateful for your support to bring our child home. There are several ways you can help:

1. First and foremost, we need your prayers.
Pray for our daughter who will be joining our family. Adoption is born out of loss. Please pray for our daughter as she will be navigating many emotions and changes. Pray that her heart will be open to loving and trusting us, and that we will be able to meet her where she is emotionally. Also pray for her birth family, that they would have peace and healing.

Pray that God will give Justin and I wisdom as we navigate our adoption journey. Pray that Justin and I will continue to be on the same page and stay connected. Also, that we would be able to discern God’s calling from our own plans.

Pray for our sons; Benaiah, Azariah and Kenaniah as they prepare to welcome a new sibling into their home. They are very excited at the idea of welcoming a little sister, but we know that the adjustment period will be a big change for them. Pray they will have open hearts and patient spirits.

2. We would welcome financial gifts. Quite frankly, it is a stretch for us and we are trusting God to meet our needs. In the short-term, we will have around $10,000 in adoption-related expenses over the next 3-4 months. The total cost to adopt one child ranges from $35,000-$50,000. We know that this is an overwhelming number, but we also know God will help us reach this goal to bring our daughter home.

3.We are working on some creative fundraising projects that we will be letting you know about in the near future. If you have some ideas or would like to help with fundraising, please let us know!

Shannon’s journey to motherhood

Hello- My name is Shannon, I am single, live in the Midwest, I own my own home & run my own business. I’ve always wanted to be a mother regardless of how that family was built. I thought my (ex) husband was on the same page but apparently his feelings changed along the way and we divorced. I took some time to get to know myself as a single person and then I began my adoption journey.
Every corner of the adoption triad comes with challenges, blessings and life altering moments. I’ve gone through a few of those already on my way to finding my forever family. I strongly believe that the biological family becomes my family if I am chosen to adopt. Family only grows, it doesn’t shrink. I have so much love to give and I am hopeful to be given the opportunity .
Here’s a little video of me and my family talking about this adoption journey!

I am open to a private adoption or adoption through foster care of a child ange infant to 2 years old. I welcome an open adoption plan but will honor parents wishes if they prefer semi-open or closed plan.
I hope you will consider reaching out.

Answering The Call!

My name is Joshua and my Wife's name is Danielle! We have been married for nearly 2 years (this coming April). Adoption has a special place in our lives, my Wife was Adopted into her family, and My Mother was adopted into the family I was raised in. We also adopted my youngest brother who is 8! We have struggled to have Children due to several factors and have both had a strong interest in adoption! After prayerful consideration and consulting our Church family, we have recognized Gods call on our lives to pursue adoption at this time! We are eager and excited to start our very own family!

Unity, liberty, love

Well before we were married we wanted to adopt. The image of this kind of unity is like the image of heaven. It’s absolutely beautiful.
This year we started to explore adoption programs and as we learned more there was a refining and the desire to adopt became clearer that this is what is our next right step.
We are excited to grow our family with a younger sibling to our almost 5 year old.
We have a summer camp ministry that we are thrilled that our children will grow up playing, learning and meeting so many new kids every year!

We intend to adopt also from Kenya when they open up. That was the first place our hearts were set on fire for. But until then, Taiwan is calling and we must go!

Our Waiting Hearts: The Road to Family

Nestled in the woods of Lake of the Ozarks Missouri, our home is a haven of warmth and love. We are the Showns, that have been blessed with the joy of raising four wonderful biological children. Our home is a bustling hub of laughter, shared moments, and the beautiful chaos that comes with a large family. While volunteering with various humanitarian projects and our local church, we have seen the need for children needing a stable, family environment. As a couple, we have wanted to adopt and lately, our children have stated, "Mom and Dad you are good parents couldn't we invite these children who have no one to come live with us." We feel the time has come to begin the process of opening our home to a child/children who need the environment we can offer.

We are surrounded by a network of supportive family and friends, including two sets of grandparents, an aunt and uncle who live near us, and a well-established church family. We are fortunate to have a community that embraces the idea of adoption and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our little ones. Our loved ones are ready to provide guidance, love, and a wealth of experiences to enrich our child's life.

As a homeschooling family and former public educators, our home is not only a space for love and laughter but also a dynamic environment for education and exploration. From science experiments in the kitchen to cozy reading nooks, our home is designed to inspire curiosity and creativity. We believe in tailoring education to each child's unique strengths, fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. We've witnessed the unique bonds formed between siblings through the homeschooling experience. Siblings not only become companions but also each other's greatest supporters and collaborators in the learning journey. We are excited to extend this opportunity to our future adopted siblings, creating a nurturing and collaborative educational environment.

In our family dynamic, Terri wears the hat of a dedicated stay-at-home mom who has a passion for design and art. She works part-time as a cover designer, pouring her creativity into projects that bring stories to life. This flexibility allows her to not only nurture our children's educational journey but also contribute to the family's creative endeavors.

Zack, on the other hand, brings stability to our home through his role as a financial advisor. His well-paying job provides our family with the security and support needed to create a thriving environment for our children. We are grateful for the balance this dynamic brings to our family life.

As we eagerly await the day our family grows, we envision a future filled with love, laughter, and shared adventures. Whether it's exploring local parks, reading bedtime stories, embarking on family vacations, or serving the community, we're excited to build a lifetime of cherished moments together.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and our journey. This is not just a chapter in our lives; it's a promise of love and a testament to our commitment to creating a family filled with warmth and joy. If you resonate with our story and feel a connection, we would love your support.

With love and anticipation,

The Showns

Welcome to us!

We have always wanted to grow our family. Our journey to a big family hasn't
been an easy road, as we ran into infertility issues. We tried many routes to start
our family, and they were all unsuccessful. During the IVF process we began
looking into adoption and visited with dear friends who had the opportunity to grow
their family through adoption and feel like this is a great chance we have to still
grow our family.
Why Adoption?
Though the journey was
hard, we've arrived at
adoption with open hearts
full of JOY. We're looking
forward to seeing our
dreams realized.
As a birth parent, we want
you to know that we fully
believe love multiplies, not
divides, and you would
always be welcome in our
family and spoken of with the highest regard. AnneMarie line is from Haiti and she was born in Brooklyn New York. We moved to
California and I love the beach and ocean. It has a calming ef ect on the soul. Being
the oldest of 2, I have a fantastic relationship with my brother. Through him I
cultivated a wonderful relationship with his wife and have come to love their 4 girls.
Family has always been important to me and I have always wanted to have a
family. Chris' line hails from Mexico and farther back, Spain and his mom 's line is
from Europe. I have 2 older sisters, one in Utah and one living abroad. I am that
person that person who all the (great) nieces and (great) nephews love to play with.
Have you ever seen an adult jungle gym? Thats me. I have enjoyed spending time
with my older nephews and their children either grabbing a family meal, going to
sporting events and spending time in each other's home.