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Our Adoption Story

We will be posting updates throughout the process here.  We would love for you to follow along with the journey, but also specific ways that you can be praying (or helping.)

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Sharing the Love

One of the best parts about this journey, has been sharing it with so many others.  We were able to tell our first friends at Disney World about our decision to adopt.  Things quickly unfolded for us to share the news with others.  Our sweet friend, Sierra, rode around town with us as we spread […]

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Hurry Up…

…and wait! It’s really the ebb and flow of this whole process.  You find yourself working as fast as you can to fill out the paperwork.  Then you wait until the next training.  Then you’re quick to complete a profile book while you wait for the background check and fingerprints to clear.  Then you wait […]

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Almost

It’s been a busy month, but we have little to show. I also feel like a lot has changed over the last few weeks, mainly internally. I find myself in a weird place. Our work is done – we think! This is really big news, but nothing official. We have completed ALL of the steps […]

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One Year

A year ago we started this journey.  September 11, 2015 we started telling our friends and family about our plan to adopt.  We had already attended an introduction meeting and in the weeks to follow, we would complete our application and attend a two day training with our adoption agency.  We shared so many tears […]

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T-Shirt Fundraiser

We are so close to wrapping up the paper work for the adoption process! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to so many prayers, love, and encouragement along the way! As we are nearing the finish line and begin the official “waiting game,” we have another check to write. We have been blown away and have […]

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One Small Step

This week has been full of emotions.  Honestly, I was feeling nervous.  This week was loaded with some heavy and big things.  Deciding to pick back up in the adoption process was something we didn’t take lightly.  We’ve really felt this was what the Lord had planned for us.  This is how He has wanted […]

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Long Overdue

It’s been awhile.  Six months.  I’ve thought about writing this update over and over again, but never really felt like doing it.  Truthfully, I wanted something good to say.  I wasn’t happy with where we were and what was going on.  I had pictured the last six months going very differently than they did.  But, […]

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I am No Longer a Slave

When we started this journey, we knew there would be some obstacles.  We’ve heard of wonderful redemptive stories, but everyone prepares us to wait.  We always thought the waiting would be waiting for a baby to come home.  Waiting to be matched.  We didn’t expect so much waiting in other areas of our lives. Our […]

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Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie

It’s hard to believe we attended our official adoption training 2 months ago.  We have made some HUGE strides, and there is no telling how much more “waiting” we have to do.  We are encouraged and excited as we start to schedule the Home Studies.  We are unsure of exactly what to expect, but hopefully can […]

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Two Steps Forward

I don’t think patience comes easy.  Throughout this process, we have tried to be diligent about what we can and rest in peace about everything not in our power.  Some days that is much easier than others.  Some things go faster than others and this process (or our application) are more of a priority to […]

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Another Big Hurdle

First, we want to say THANK YOU!  We are so grateful for wonderful friends and family that are supporting us on this journey.  We are so excited to celebrate with a loving community! Because of you – we are already at 10% of our goal!  Our overall expenses are estimated to be around $30,000 and […]

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Paperwork Update and Other Ways to Give

We are super grateful for so many gracious gifts already!  All of our paper work and references have been submitted, we are simply waiting for something from the state to be submitted.  This could happen any day now.  Once that has been received by our agency, our Home Studies will be scheduled!  Oh yes – […]

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Ways to Pray

We are incredibly grateful for so many celebrating with us!  This journey has really been a great experience – and we know many of you are making that possible.  Thank you! We have no idea how long this road will be, but we are certain we will need prayer.  For immediate or urgent prayer requests, […]

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FAQ

We get a few questions over and over again, so we thought we would try to answer those in one place.  Some of these aren’t really being asked as questions, but come up often in conversation so we thought we would include those too. Please let us know if there is anything we miss. Q: […]

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#BringingTeddyHome

We have chosen this hashtag for a few different reasons.  First, let’s address Teddy.  Teddy is our name for this little one for the time being.  We do not plan to name our child that.  Why Teddy?  We will just give you a minute for that one… We believe this is a communal effort, especially […]

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Our Story and Where Are We

We are so incredibly grateful for all the work that our friend, Sierra, and a few others put into the video for us!  From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!  We appreciate you so very much! We are currently pursuing Domestic Infant Adoption with Bethany Christian Services.  We have heard wonderful things about working […]

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Our Journey

Our life has always been an adventure. We met overseas while working for CRU, or Campus Crusade for Christ.  We started dating long distance shortly after.  After 6 months of dating across countries, Sara followed Mike to Orlando, Florida while he began his Masters of Divinity and she began teaching full time. We loved living […]

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