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So what do you get when you put a small town boy from southwest Missouri and a big city girl from Phoenix, AZ together? What about when you mix an all white family with a Mexican, Asian-American, and German-Jewish family? You get a lot of fun and a unique family that is ready to embrace you and the baby. Love at first sight...was not part of our story. When I first laid eyes upon my rustic husband, my first thought was, “Wow! He’s hairy.” When I first laid eyes upon my quirky wife, my first thought was, “She’s hot, but a little strange.” And so our story begins. Over the next year of working together as Resident Assistants at Evangel University, our first impressions remained the same, yet our friendship began to grow and so did our love for each other. On August 7, 2010, our official dating relationship began and by September 2, 2011 we became husband and wife. We have chosen adoption not because of infertility, but because we have witnessed the amazing impact it can have on the baby. Children who are adopted get to receive selfless love in such a big way: their birthparents are choosing to put aside what may be their desire for the sake of their child. That’s an amazing, beautiful gift! We hope that the baby will get to know his or her birthparents so that he or she can know firsthand the people who showed such sacrificial love. We are excited to see how God works through this experience in bringing two families together who are centered around a beautiful baby.

If you would like to see more photos of us, go to our shutterfly album and check us out.

We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you want more information about us or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight at 866-832-3678. We have chosen AdoptionBridge because of it's financial and emotional support for those who are adopting.

Kathryn Rennau

Jennifer Harvey

Omg yay!!! I am so excited for you guys! I pray that this will be an amazing journey and that everything will come together smoothly! How amazing it is to adopt a child who needs a home:) many blessings to you guys!

Adam Perryman

This will be a lucky and blessed child. Wishing you the smoothest possible journey.

Lauren

I hope this kid isn't allergic to cats... ;) Good luck to you guys!

Jeremy and Zandra Henderson

We love you both and are so proud of you! May God bless you in this journey :).

Brayden Bates

My mommy and daddy are proud of you guys and I told them I wanted to help out! We love you! -Brayden Bates

Stephen and Julie Garman

We are so excited for you both. God already has His eyes on your little one. Love you guys!

Levi Costello

GUYS! We're so excited for you! Levi's family adopted his youngest sister and it was one of the most incredible journies they took together as a family. It's such an amazing thing you are doing and we couldn't be more excited for you and whoever is lucky enough to have you as parents. Love you both!

Grace Kelley

I love the Neill fam (and I can help offer relocation ideas for Kilo if he acts too gangsta with the new baby....Just kidding (or am I?) ) Pre-congrats on kiddo number four! (Kilo, JB, BBJ, ___)

Beth Smith

Jennifer Frazier

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Keenan and Krista Gore

We love you guys. We prayed about where we felt our monthly tithe should go and you were placed on our hearts. I cannot wait to meet the child that the Lord has planned for you both! We will continue to pray with and for you friends!

Joelle Van Otterloo

Kolten Frazier

Aaron & Rachael Meusborn

We are so excited for you guys! You're going to be amazing parents, and we can't wait to meet our new cousin! Love you guys!

Alli Pool

We love you both! Cannot wait to meet your little one!

Beth Smith

Valerie Hooten

God bless you and lead you through every step!

Lindsay Donaldson

Frances Barbour

Claude Singer

Keep me up to date in what is going on.

Scott & Roseanna Helzer

Martin, Isabel, Felipe

We love you and are soooooooo excited for you…and us!!!

Ama Hai

Summer Simpson

Nicholas Cordova

Here's to your new family! I couldn't help but to jump at the opportunity to contibute to you and your child's happiness!