We had been feeling the prompting to adopt for a few months and as we continued to pray, we had a couple friends boldly say to us "we believe God wants to bless your family through adoption". We started the home study process and we knew that we would pursue a special needs adoption because that had been on our hearts with Sara's past job experience. We learned of the NDSAN through a friend and got on the registry as soon as we had our home study approval. Well little did we know, 5 minutes later we would get an email that would change our lives. Our sweet Charlie was nearly a month old in a NICU with the possibility of a cancer diagnosis in addition to a few other medical issues. We prayerfully said yes and within a week, we got on an airplane and had our sweet boy in our arms. It was such a whirlwind and we couldn't be more thankful! God has done so much through and for Charlie. From healing his blood issues/potential cancer diagnosis to continuing to meet all of our needs throughout this process. We thought we would have months to do fundraisers but because everything moved so fast, we had to borrow the money for the adoption fees. Paying back the money would definitely be a burden since we are currently a one income family, Paul being a teacher. This grant is truly helping us to meet all of Charlie's medical needs, for Sara to be available for doctor's appointments and for us to experience God's provision in our adoption. Thank you so much for your support. We truly are so thankful!
We just had another son in September. It's definitely a crazy season but we are so thankful and blessed. Here is a picture of our 3 boys Cade, Charlie and Connor. Sweet brothers!