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Domestic Adoption

Dear Birth Mother,

The paths of the Lord are mysterious, and we hope that by praying, we will do His will. My husband and I recognize the difficult decision that you are facing in your unplanned pregnancy. We pray to God to give you strength to do what is best for you and your baby. We humbly would like to help you make the best decision by sharing our story for you, as you consider us as a possible option for you and your baby.

My husband and I met in 2005 in Laramie, Wyoming at a math conference. At that time, I was studying in Spain, and he was studying in Kentucky. Despite the distance, we married in 2011 in Chiapas, Mexico after several years of courtship.

In our relationship, we have learned to celebrate our cultural and faith differences. For example, while I am Catholic, and he is Lutheran, we have found commonality in our faith backgrounds through the shared belief in the Trinity, the resurrection of Jesus and the value of regular church attendance. We celebrated our wedding by honoring both cultures and faiths; we had a civil ceremony in Indiana and six months later a ceremony in Mexico.

Since 2015, we have been trying to have a baby, but we have experienced three miscarriages. Despite treatments, I have not been able to get pregnant again. Now, our hearts are looking for the opportunity to love and raise a child through adoption. Our families are supportive of our desire to grow our family through adoption. My maternal grandmother did a spectacular job in raising her children, and as a result, my huge family has so much love to share with our future child. I have one second cousin who has adopted a child. Josh has an adopted sister and an adopted cousin, and many of his friends have adopted children as well.

We live in Texas, which is about the midpoint between my family and my husband's family. We spend the majority of our vacation visiting family. We both have doctorates, but Josh didn't stay in academia. Today, he is a product manager at Siemens, where he works on tools for engineers. I teach math classes at the University of Texas. I really love teaching, because I get to see young people grow and learn.

We both like to sing, go to church, watch movies, walk our dog (a friendly black lab), and be silly with each other. Josh likes to play board games and exercise with his group of friends and read. I like to sing, play my guitar, and cook. I've really enjoyed learning some traditional Mexican recipes, like green mole and barbacoa. For his part, Josh has enjoyed eating traditional Mexican recipes. We also love to be outdoors, and take a lot of walks, and visit parks when the weather is nice.

We find strength and guidance in our prayers. We hope that if it is His will, He will bring us together and provide a good life for your baby.

Joshua and Laura

We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you want more information about us or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight at (254) 227-9252.

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