Brandon and Jess Adoption Journey
Jessica and Brandon
A little of our story:
We met in sunny Colorado during the fall of 2013 at a Christian discipleship school and got to know each other after we were asked to stay at the school as interns. We were married in May of 2017 and had hopes of growing our family quickly. Unfortunately, we lost two little lives through miscarriage in that first year. One overwhelming thing we felt through that sorrow was an abundance of God’s peace. He was so near.
Roughly a year after our 2nd loss, we were overjoyed to welcome our son Casper into the world (named after a man who helped rescued Jews during WWII). There was a bait for fear during pregnancy that we would lose him as well, but God used answers to a specific prayer prayed by a precious lady Jess met while doing Bible studies in a local jail to show us that God was upholding this pregnancy.
A little over a year after Casper was born, we sadly had another miscarriage, losing a little one in March 2020. Since then, we have faced unexplained infertility. This has been hard, but are full of gratefulness in how Casper continues to be an absolute bundle of God's goodness. Even at almost 4 years old, we're pretty sure he continues to get cuter every day.
Though we’ve both considered adoption in the past, and been excited by the idea, It wasn’t until facing unexplained infertility that we began to purposefully pursue it. We prayerfully discussed the many different adoption options and feel like God is leading us toward domestic infant adoption. We are excited about this direction and can’t wait to see what HE will do through it! We would consider it a blessing if you feel led to support us raising the funds for the 2nd half of our adoption.
1 Family Update
I am so sorry to hear of the heartache you have been through, but rejoice with you at this exciting step. Will be praying that this process is quicker than expected!
Praying for God's blessings to overflow to you on this journey! We are excited for the day we get to welcome another niece or nephew into the family.
Yay👏👏I'm going to be a GG again💕
Susan Burger Burger
Dearest Brandon & Jess, You will make absolutely wonderful parents!!! May the Lord richly bless your decision to adopt. Most blessed is the baby or babies that the Lord will bring into your family!!! Sending you all my love, blessings, prayer and support for the wonderful decision you have taken. With blessings in our Lord, Susan
I’m so excited to follow along with your adoption journey. May the Lord meet your needs and provide!
We are so excited for your family! What a beautiful story that is forming out of the ashes. The Lord loves each one of you so much and underneath are his everlasting arms. May he be glorified 🙌🏻
So excited for you guys! Praying for this next season!
Greg and Sue Carnehl
We are praying for God's planning and provision for your obedience to His calling for you. God bless you all.
Praying for you all on this journey. May the Lord’s goodness be ever more revealed through this time.
Eric and Leslie Ludy
The Ludy family is cheering you on!
Your steadfast faith is so evident and is a testimony of the Holy Spirit’s life in you. The gospel lived out no matter what! Life is such a precious gift. We pray this adoption not only rescues a life but restores a soul for all eternity. God bless you. The Vogel family
We’re excited for you Brandon and Jess and will be praying for you throughout the processs!
So blessed by your lives of faith, Jess and Brandon! I'm so excited to see how God will unfold this precious story and your continued walk of faith through this adoption. Prayerful for you all in the journey, for this precious little one, and for that wait to not be too long!
Brother and Sister, May the Lord bless you and provide such grace for your family in this endeavor!
Thank you all so much for your generous gifts toward our adoption. We are just amazed at how you all have given and supported us in our pursuit of adopting a little one. What a blessing your prayer and financial gifts are! As an update, we are now fully funded for the next adoption bill (which will come whenever we are matched with a momma/baby), there is even extra to help us cover travel fees if the baby is born out of state! We are hoping to receive grants to cover the remaining expenses that we have. Please continue to pray that this little one comes soon, but also that it is in God’s perfect timing.
Thank you again!