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

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! https://youtu.be/h2-KuZDQD7Y?si=sRzLTuqqz4s_IXJX

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!