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We are so excited to share with you the news that we are adopting! After several months of praying, learning more about adoption, and seeking counsel, it feels clear to us that God is calling our family to adopt. 

There are many factors that have led to our desire to grow our family through adoption. Being parents has been one of our greatest blessings and we feel that we have more love to give another child. We love the way that the adoption of a child reflects the spiritual reality of our adoption by our Heavenly Father, who called us to Himself and made us His children. We feel burdened by the need, particularly of children from disenfranchised communities, for a stable family. In addition, Steph has struggled with chronic health issues since the birth of our oldest daughter, Emma. These issues progressively worsened with the birth of our second daughter, Ainsley. As we consider the possibility of growing our family, we both feel that it is wise that Steph not experience another pregnancy. In light of this, adoption feels like an amazing answer to our desire to grow our family and care for another child!

We officially began our adoption process at the end of August, and recently found out that we have been matched! Our family has been chosen by a wonderful woman who is pregnant with a baby girl, due in June! We would love your prayers for our family, this sweet baby girl, and her mother in these final months of pregnancy, and as we complete the adoption process.

Thank you for joining us in this journey!

Love, the Billings

Daniel & Samantha Nobles

We are here for you & are praying! Love ya’ll.

Rebecca Thomas

We love you and are praying with you and for you all!!



Michelle Olson

Praying for your family!


Mathew and Mary Beth Freeman

Sara Schmucker

Kristin Reinhard

Ian and Adrienne Will

Love you all!!

Alexandra Schuh

So honored to be contributing to this! What a wonderful family!

Ashley Nezhad

Leslie Tatum

Alexa Claybaugh

Love you all!

Nathan Harms

Dinah Thomas

Megan and Isaac Adams

Dan Sadlosky

Madeline Fetterly

I wish we could join you guys on Friday for the dinner! Praying for you and your sweet family. Love you guys!!


Paige Agostin

Angela Lingg

Serennah Harding

Excited for you all and the good God is doing in your lives and how He is using you to glorify Himself. : ) Love, Serennah

Andrew Allenspach

George Prugh

God bless you and your adoption.

Mari-Scarlett Hirte

Wish I could make it tomorrow - excited & praying for y'all.


Claudia Anderson

Colleen Dunlap

Robyn Del Rosario

Praying for you guys as you seek to put God first in your family. Cheering you on from the sidelines!!

Richard & Rebekah Yamada

We continue to pray with you on this journey and are so excited to see the details unfold as God continues to write this beautiful story and bring you together with the mom and baby He already knows and loves!


Lisa Walker

Lucas Holland

Taylor West

Praying for the Lord and His love to be glorified throughout this process! Love you all so very much!

William and Lauren Wolfe

We love you guys and are looking forward to seeing how the Lord blesses your family :)

Logan Williams

God bless your family and adoption!

Hunt VanderToll

Lee Anna Melton

Caroline Willcox

Donna & Kyle

We love you guys so much and can’t wait to love in new baby Billings when the time comes!


We were encouraged to hear from you tonight! Joel & Allison

Sarah Guillian

Praying for your sweet family. Also praying for the little one that the Lord already knows will be adopted into your family. We wanted to be there last night to hear from you all. Sorry we couldn’t make it.

Destry Edwards

Andy Jones

Praising God that he has given y'all this desire! May he bless it and make himself known through it! Thanks for inviting others in.

Marquita Iddirisu

Laya Aaron

Shirley Knoll

My dear Billings family, It would be an honor and privilege to help you in the adoption process! I have heard such lovely things about you from my son Nathan, and I also want to thank you for being dear and godly friends to my son. It truly warms a mother's heart. I will be praying for you all! In Christ's love, Shirley

Jamie Dunlop

We are excited to see how God will bless your family through adoption!

Amy and Darren Rogers

We are so excited for God to grow your family in this sweet way!


Praying for your family :)

Julie Davidson

We’re so happy for you all!!

Ruth Tutor

Many blessings to your family, Paul and Stephanie! - Ruth

Stephen Maroda

Emily and I are so happy for your growing family! We will pray for baby girl and her mother in the weeks and months to come.

Gina Webb

Blessing to your family! So happy for you!

Mary Carrier

Dear Paul & Stephanie, again, congratulations and know that we are praying along side of you throughout this journey. We are looking foward to your updates. I know Caitlyn and Kyle will be especially touched by your plans. Be Blessed my friends :)

Leesa Jensen

God bless you as you model His love to this child and to the watching world.

Maeji Brown

Thanks for letting the Brown family be part of your journey.