It is our deepest desire to cherish and love a child through adoption. Adoption has always been on our hearts to do as a family ever since we were married. Allisen has known she wanted to adopt since working in orphanages when she was a teenager. When we met and got married, we both knew that was something we would want to do together in the future. After having two children and a miscarriage we have not been able to get pregnant. Although the Lord hasn't given us more biological children, we have been filled with excitement at the idea that now we can pursue our desire to adopt.
We recently celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. Allisen grew up in the North Georgia area, while Caleb grew up in New Orleans, LA. We now live together in the metro Atlanta area. We have a daughter named Scarlett (8), and a son named August (5). Scarlett and August are both so excited to welcome and love a new sibling. Scarlett is a wonderful big sister, and August is excited to be big brother!
We are blessed to be using AdoptionBridge to raise money for our adoption. AdoptionBridge’s goal is to bring waiting children and families together by helping ease the financial burden of adoption through crowdfunding. AdoptionBridge is sponsored by Every Child Has a Name, a 501c3 non-profit organization. AdoptionBrige makes adoption fundraising easy! Adoption is very expensive, but the Lord provides! In fact, the Lord has already provided a majority of our adoption costs before we even started to fundraise! Adoption costs can vary, but our cost is around the $35,000 mark. Between our own money and the money donated by friends and family, we now only need around $11,777.
Between attorney fees, home studies, traveling, medical expenses for birth mom, etc... adoption costs add up very quickly. However, it is 100% worth it to bring a child into a forever home. If you able and are willing to donate, we are beyond thankful! And any amount of donation is welcome. Whether it's $10 or $100, every penny truly counts! Another way to help us is to be prayer for our family as we go through the journey now and for years to come. Adoption isn't over once the funds are paid and the baby is home. That's just the beginning. An adoption story is beautiful, but it also has grief and pain. With that being said, please also be in prayer for the birth mother. She is having to make such a sacrificial and brave decision for the love of her child.
Sincerely, Caleb and Allisen
“The key is to understand that our children don't belong to us—they belong to God. Our goal as parents must not be limited by our own vision. I am a finite, sinful, selfish man. Why would I want to plan out my children's future when I can entrust them to the infinite, omnipotent, immutable, sovereign Lord of the universe? I don't want to tell God what to do with my children—I want Him to tell me!” ― Voddie T. Baucham Jr.View Profile Book