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. During this process we were blessed to connect with a family not working through Bethany, and we had our first opportunity to adopt.
In March 2019, we brought our daughter Evelyn home and officially adopted her four months later. 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.
At this time in our journey we would love for Evelyn to be a big sister, so we are continuing to work with Bethany Christian Services to pursue another adoption.
We'd like to invite you to partner with us, invest in us, and pray for all of us in this journey and consider donating.
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What the Adoption Process Looks Like
This is what an adoption through an adoption agency tends to resemble. We are halfway through Step 4.