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We are confident that the Lord has called us to grow our family through adoption and will be adopting an infant through private domestic adoption. With much thought, prayer and wise counsel we feel at peace with this decision. Once we chose to pursue this journey we have felt the Lord guiding us through each and every step of the way.

Adoption has been stirring in our hearts the past year and a half and after receiving the news of not being able to concieve a child together, we started taking a deeper look into this path. One of the reasons we love adoption is that is reflects the heart of God and the story of his plan for his people. “God destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ according to the good pleasure of His will.” Ephesians 1:5. We are stepping out in faith to follow God's call and are eager to do everything we can to welcome this sweet baby God has for us into our home.

We are so excited (and of course a bit nervous, terrified, grateful, stressed and all the emotions) as there are many unknowns on this journey as well. We have never smiled and cried like we have the past few weeks. We would love your prayers and support, as we know God is working out so many details, mostly details we cannot see. 

There are a few ways you can support us on our journey:

1. Giving. The cost alone of adoption is one of the many reasons embarking on this journey can be very overwhelming. If you feel called to give we would be so appreciate as our adoption could total up anywhere from 30k to 50k. We have been working with an amazing adoption consultant and plan to hold some fun fundraisers in the future as well!

2.  If you are unable to give, would you please share our story? The decision to share our story was not an easy one. We want to bring awareness to Dustin's rare diagnosis and help others know they are not alone.

3.  Prayer!! We are very aware that this could be a lengthy and at times difficult process and we need all your prayers and support. We are asking for prayers for our future baby, expectant mother and us. 

We are over-the-moon excited to share this news and we want to share our journey with you throughout the months ahead. We hope to shine light on the adoption process and maybe even bring hope to a family that has felt the calling themselves. Thank you all for your support and prayers since first sharing our journey to becoming parents. We have already been encouraged and loved on by so many and we can't wait to bring you along on this incredible adventure!

You can read our entire story & follow our journey by visiting our blog, www.themurriedlife.com 

With Love,

Lexie & Dustin

Paige Sorenson

We love you both so much, praying for your family throughout this. You both are going to make amazing parents and I can’t wait to watch God bless you with a baby. Love the Sorensons 💕

Annie Avery

God bless you in this journey. That will be one highly blessed baby! ❤️❤️❤️

Chris Ottinger

Hey battle wishing you and your wife the best!

Sarah Ross

All the best wishes and prayers on this journey! - Brandon & Sarah Ross

Mandy Harper

Niki and Stonee Snelgrove

We are so excited to meet the next little Murray!!! We love you both and are always here for you two!!!

Carol Brown

I love you both and I just know your God chosen child is on their way to you! Wish I had more to help. Love you! Keep your faith!

Heather and David Taylor

You two are going to be such a blessing to your future child! Sending lots of prayers your way through this journey!

Sean Kennedy

Best of luck to y'all brother!!

Amanda NesSmith

May God Bless you both abundantly!

Lloyd and Teresa Green

Y’all are going to be great parents. God will bless y’all with a beautiful addition to your family. We love you guys.

Shawn Moss


Cheryl Vacura

You both are special people who are truly blessed with family and friends who love you both. We are all praying that someday soon you two will be blessed with a child that God has placed in your care .. to love and and raise in his love and devotion. God Bless you both❤️🙏🙏

Shauna Byerly

Brock Deel

Jimmy and Sam Crunden

Justin Ross

Y’all are going to be amazing parents, you’re two of the best people we know. Can’t wait to meet them!

Preston Rhoden

Congratulations!!! Y’all are awesome

Mark & Michelle Murray

We are so excited for you guys, can’t wait to meet him/her! One thing is for sure that he/she will be so loved by his mommy and daddy! God bless you both and the beautiful family to come.

Andrea McDermett

My husband and I have three biological children. I don’t know if adoption is in our future cards or not, but I feel that all the while we should be contributing to those people that are on the journey. We are praying for you!

Shannon Brady

God is in control and he does have a plan for you and Dustin, stay strong in your Faith (that is just one of the many things I admire about you)! We love you guys so much and are excited to be on this journey with you two!💕

Zach Adkins

Good luck and enjoy the journey!

Stephanie Alvarez

Congratulations on this journey and may God continue to bless you and the child he has chosen for your family.

Courtney Witt

We love you guys and cannot wait for baby Murray! Whatever God has planned, a baby would be so incredibly lucky to have y’all. Praying continually!

Jennifer Martin

I wish you both all the happiness in the we told. You will be great parents.

Carol Brown

Baby M, as you get closer to filling the arms and completing the puzzle of your future parents, I want you to know, that in this family, we are all connected by love and not blood! You are so worth the wait!

Andree Murray

We are excited for you guys, and can't wait to meet our new grandbaby; you both will be amazing parents.

Cassi Smyth

So happy for you!!

Stephanie Siney

I wish you nothing but happiness and a new little bundle love of joy to love!!

Jordan Gieder