Thank you for stopping by our page. You may be family, a friend or unknown to us, regardless we are grateful to you for taking a moment to come alongside us on our journey.
We are Dan and Emily W. (DEW for short), we have been married for 11 years and have had many adventures together. Yet, we truly feel that the best is yet to come with our journey into adoption and growing our family. We recognize that our family may grow by more than just one person through this journey and we welcome that.
It has been an 8-year journey on this roller coaster of trying to conceive and learning about infertility issues. We have experienced grief and loss through miscarriage and numerous unsuccessful attempts at conception. While riding that roller coaster, one day, we were driving along and heard a radio ad about adoption. We both immediately turned to one another and shared a look before we both laughed and said, "we should adopt!" That moment began a conversation that we both had not realized was in our hearts. It took time for our hearts to heal and be prepared for adoption, meanwhile, that moment in the car and the decision we made that day never left us. We both feel called to adoption and excited about the opportunity to become parents.
If you are on this website and looking at our profile, then you likely have some idea that adoption is expensive. Not only does raising children take a village, so does funding an adoption. We are working with Nightlight Christian Adoptions as our agency, and they have been wonderful. They connect us with Adoption Bridge to help get the word out there for our fundraising goals.
Our anticipated, all-in expense for the adoption process is approximately $30,000. That includes agency and lawyer fees, support to the birthmother, and initial costs for bringing the baby home. We have managed to save some while we were still attempting to conceive through fertility treatments and spending money there. But, we still need your help! If you feel inclined to help support us financially, we thank you from the depth of our hearts. Through this program with Adoption Bridge, your donations will go directly to our agency (Nightlight) on our behalf. AND all donations are tax deductible charitable contributions (97% of donations goes toward adoption costs; 3% goes toward credit card fees, but the full amount is tax deductible).
We are grateful for each one of you and any kind of support you send our way. We trust that God is good and will help see us through on this journey. Thank you for riding this roller coaster with us.
Dan and Emily
Family ID# 1104523