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Trent and I have talked about wanting to have both biological and adopted children since we started dating, and we're excited to finally be living into our dream of adopting. We really appreciated all the prayers and support we have received from y'all, our village, as we've been foster parents, and are so thankful to have y'all alongside us as we begin this new journey. We so appreciate your prayers and encouragement both for us through this process and for birth mothers/parents considering adoption, and the child who will ultimately join our family. 

In typical us fashion, we handle the waiting and challenges of life through prayer, community support, eating chocolate (that's just me) and running! So we thought what better way to actively wait and invite our community into the waiting than to run a half marathon together! Trent and I will be running the Urban Bourbon Half on Oct. 20th along with some friends, and would love to invite those who feel so led to sponsor our running on behalf of our adoption and/our join us in running or walking (or run-walking which I will be doing). You’re welcome to sponsor the race as a whole or per mile though I prefer not pace dependent as I’m kind of slow right now ;). Thank you so much for considering supporting us in this way and being a part of bringing our future baby home. (FYI We're using this site instead of a running specifc fundraiser because they offer matching grants, and that's awesome). 

We’re so grateful for all the ways we are supported through this process and above all covet your prayers. It has been a winding road to being parents, and we appreciate y’all walking it beside us.

Grace & peace,

    Katie & Trent

Virginia Sowell

Super proud of you both for taking on this challenge – the race on the 20th and the adventure of being parents. Godspeed and have fun!

Mary Beth Clark

My prayers are with you, today and always.

Jennifer Wyant

Praying for you and for the little one coming your way.

Karen Kuhn

No one that I know personally deserves a child to bless more than you two. I'm so impressed with the love you've shared since I've known you remarkable people. May God make this happen very,very soon. Love you both !!!!

Betty Pugh

Praying for the wait to be short! Love you both!

Molly Stoddart

Love y’all - so happy to help!

Cara Houshmand

Ali and I and L1 and L2 are so excited for you and Trent! Have fun running and then running after a little one.

Cara Houshmand

Rebekah & Ahren Cassinari-Foster

We are so excited for you guys and your adoption process. We know you will be amazing parents. With love, Beks, Ahren, and Lincoln

Kendra Slinker

I use humor to cope with most things in life, and my adoptions were no exception. When asked by well wishers how things were going, I would respond with one of my favorite adoption quotes: “So far no morning sickness, but the paper cuts are terrible!” I love y’all! ❤️

Bryan Jinnett

David & Janice Lloyd

We can’t wait to hold your new little one ????. Praying for God’s sovereign direction in placing a new baby into your family.

Rob and Kristine Jinnett

Sending our love your way.

Kelly Forcht

Best wishes Katie and Trent. Praying for you on this journey.

Craig Tuck

Alexa Brutscher

Justin Jones

Dana Lloyd

I hope things work out for you.

Elizabeth See

Sending lots of love to you both!

Kristin McNulty

XOXO-Kristin, Kevin, Hannah, Evie and Lauren

Vickie Caple

My prayers are with you all, you will have one lucky child there. Goodluck!

Marian Adams

Cant wait to meet baby Lloyd!!!!!!!

Abigail Holt

David and Nina Gladson

We can not think of a better home to bring a baby in need into. We are honored to be a small part of making it happen.

Kerry greenlee

We are thinking of you guys and sending lots of hugs, kisses and prayers❤️

Lynelle Flora

Can't wait to meet you, you're loved already!

Alyssa Terry

Good luck!

Alex & Kelly Dussaq & Roszczynialski

We can think of no two better prepared people with such loving hearts to welcome a young life into their home! Wishing you all the best!

Bethany Vanover

Simone Schicker

Have you both in my thoughts and prayers as you walk this path.

Sarah McGinnis

Elizabeth Fragulis

I knew from the first day you were with my baby that you’d be an incredible mother one day. Prayers for all involved as you are in this season of waiting.

Kate Pientka

You will be great parents!

Julie Love

Love from the Loves!

Darrell Wittmer

We wish you two the best in this process. ????????????????

Lee Twombly

Blessings to you both! You will be great parents.

Jared & Tiffany Justice

Praying for you two and Baby Lloyd! We can’t wait to have another niece or nephew! Sending lots of love and hugs your way!

Frank Anderson

What a great idea! I wish you both well!

Mark Weber

Good luck and I’m praying for you guys.

Jill Miller

Wishing you and your sweet family all the best in your adoption journey !

Gary & Tammy Gibson

You all are in my prayers.

Darin Arntson

Very happy to be part of your support network and cheer you both on for any and all endeavors you undertake. ????

Trina Hane

Justin Rose

Haylee Tuck

Judy Walton

Praying for you three ????????????

Trish Sanders

Good luck on your adoption journey.

Angie Bannon

Cheryl & Randy Dunn

Katie and Trent, We are excited to be included in your journey and are so happy for you.

Marian Adams

So much love to you all!

Don & Laurie Lloyd

Rachel Wallace

We love you all so much and can’t wait to meet baby Lloyd!