• On Track for Baby Stack

     

     

     

     

    Help us on our journey

    to start our family.

     

     

  • About Us

    Our journey together started when we married on July 2, 2011. Before we married, we knew that adoption and foster care were important to us and planned on incorporating both into our lives. Little did we know that those would be the only ways for us to have children.

    Immediately after marriage we moved to Colorado where we struggled to conceive for 6 years. Finally, after 3 miscarriages and many doctor visits we learned the hard truth that we are unable to have a baby. Our miscarriages and infertility diagnosis were heartbreaking, but Jesus gives us hope through our own adoption into His family. Our brokenness is not forever, but in this life on earth we now are pursuing other ways to build our family.

    In 2017 we moved to Southeast Missouri where Alex is a pastor and Jackie is a special education teacher. We connected with Bethany Christian Services in St. Louis and are in the process of infant adoption through them.

     

    In July 2019, we officially adopted our daughter Evelyn. We are blessed to enjoy a relationship with her birth family and are so happy that Evelyn will know love from everyone who has prayed for her before she was born.

    We'd like to invite you to partner with us, invest in us, and invest in the life of a child that could be a part of our family. Pray for us in this journey and consider donating.

     

    Please consider supporting us through our GoFundMe account at https://www.gofundme.com/ontrackforbabystack

  • The Blog

    Hear about new opportunities, old stories, and progress in our journey toward adoption

    2020年3月27日
    We posted this video a year ago. We have much to be thankful for in this last year. And so 12 months later, on March 15, we celebrated Evelyn's 1st birthday! Little girl ate 3 pancakes with whipped cream in a record 2 minutes flat. Nothing was left for the dog! Thank you for all your love...
    2019年9月15日
    Those are Evelyn's little toes in the picture. Aren't they cute? Today, Evelyn turns 6 months old! It seems like it was just yesterday that we were waiting, anticipating, and often anxiously hoping that one day we'd be able to expand our family. We've truly been blessed beyond measure and...
    2019年4月24日
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  • What the Adoption Process Looks Like

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    Preliminary Application

    Submit basic personal information. Attend a preliminary information meeting where we get more information.

     

     

     

     

     

    Fee: Free

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    Formal Application

    The formal application includes more detailed information, such as: what we believe, adoption preferences, financial disclosures, etc. It also serves as a contract between us and Bethany Christian Services.

     

     

     

    Fee: $550

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    Home Study

    The home study involves a series of background checks, physician's reports, detailed financial records, 27 hours of educational training, questionnaires, other forms, and three home visits/interviews with a social worker. Usually takes 3-4 months.

     

    Fee: $3500

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    Placement

    After our home study is approved we must complete 10 additional education hours. We are then officially on the list waiting to be paired with a child to become part of our family. Once we find our child, we start the legal process of adoption. Can take anywhere from 0-36 months.

     

    Fee: $11,000 Initially

    Fee: $7,525 after Placement

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    Post-Placement Visits

    A minimum of three visits are conducted following the placement: usually at about one month, three months, and six months after. These are check-ins both for us and for the child to make sure the process is going well, and that we are doing well.

     

     

    Fee: $1,575

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    Finalization

    After the child has been part of our family for about 6 months we will be able to finalize the adoption in court. Yay!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fee: Variable Attorney Fees

  • Questions?

    Adoption is complicated. We get it, and we want everyone to understand what we are going through. Please ask!

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