Why Adopt?

We have spent so much time thinking and pondering how you might feel about the decision to place your child for adoption; and while we can't quite imagine what that's like, it has made us realize that since we're wondering about you, maybe you're also wondering about us and our decision to adopt!

So here's a little bit about us and how we got to this place: Tim and I married when we were 23 and always, always knew we wanted to be parents. But being newlyweds, we thought it would be fun to take a year or two to experience marriage before we added children to our family. In 2006, after we had been maried 2 years, we decided it was time to start trying and were so very excited about it! A few months went by and no luck... Even though we weren't really worried about it, we decided to not waste more time and go ahead with fertility testing. We were told that my FSH levels were high and planned to go ahead with fertility treatments. However, in May of 2007, I became very sick and ended up in the hospital. Lucky I got sick, because they actually found Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma while I was there and we were able to start Chemotherapy in the early stages. While I am very blessed to be healthy and completely cancer free today, the chemo left me unable to conceive naturally.

We have felt Heavenly Father's hand in every step of our lives and know that adoption was what He wanted for us. Even before Tim and I learned that we would not be able to have children on our own, we had great feelings towards adoption. We both have known it's blessing in other people's lives. We are so excited to have a child join our family and look forward to an open adoption with the beautiful mother who chooses us.


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