Al and I met 7 years ago and have been married for 5. Soon after we were married we became pregnant with our first child. We had an easy pregnancy and delivery and enjoyed watching our daughter grow up. After she turned 3 we decided to start trying for baby number 2, month after month we would see the lonely pink line and became frustrated. We tracked, we researched and researched but the result was the same….nothing. We looked into fertility treatments and did the recommended testing, based on the test results the doctor recommended IUI. We thought this was going to be a for sure thing…..we went through a whirlwind of medications, doctor appointments for ultrasounds, bloodwork, procedures and after 3 months we were still in the same spot…..nothing. We were physically and emotionally exhausted. Fertility is hard but our dream of having another child never left us.
We had discussed adoption before we got married and decided to revisit the discussion after we had our own biological children. Well after failed fertility we revisited that discussion. After much prayer and conversations with those who have adopted we decided we would move forward and grow our family through adoption.
We both feel blessed by the time we have had to lean on God to get us through those dark days, weeks and months because our marriage is stronger, our family is stronger and our relationship with our Savior is stronger. God's grace has poured over us and our lives in such an incredible way and now He is asking us to step out in faith. We have learned over the last year that God makes beautifully things out of brokenness and pain, and we are so excited to watch this part of our story unfold as we set out on this adventure to bring our baby home!
That being said, we’d really appreciate your support in the following ways:
1. First, we would really appreciate your prayers. Please pray for the process, for the baby, for the birth family, and for us. The love and sacrifice required to place a baby for adoption is both heartbreaking and beautiful. So, please pray for the birth family and the birth mom as she has a lot of decisions to make. And please pray for us, that we would draw our strength from God and trust him through this process.
2. We know that God will provide and will make a way for us to bring our baby home. Fundraising is something which puts us out of our comfort zone, the thought of asking others for money is humbling. If you’re not comfortable or in a place to give, we understand.
3. Lastly, we would love it if you could share our story with others who you think may be interested in supporting us. We know there are so many people out there with a heart for adoption, and we would love for them to share in our story!
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for your support and love!
Jayden, Sophia & Savannah
So excited to meet our cousin! <3 We love you!