Our adoption story starts way back in our dating days, on our first date to be exact! Brian and I both had a heart for international adoption, and for the first few years of our marriage, we felt God leading us to adopt from Taiwan. Every detail of our story, every door that had seemingly opened, pointed to Taiwan. But on the day we contacted our agency in January 2017, eager and excited to begin our adoption, we found out the Taiwan program had just closed. We were initially heartbroken, but we made the decision to stay with All Blessings International, the agency we already knew and loved, and God redeemed every moment of our story. We started pursuing All Blessings’ South Korea program, and little did we know, our son’s referral file likely landed on a desk at our American agency that very same week. We saw his big smile in April 2017, and we said yes to the little boy we named Gideon!
On April 2, 2018, we officially became a family of three! And even still, Gideon’s smile continues to light up the room! He has a contagious joy, and he greets each day with more determination and zeal for life than anyone we’ve ever known. We are now navigating a brand new world of developmental delays, but Giddy continues to progress and learn in ways we never imagined. We are so incredibly proud of our son, and we are so grateful that our plans were not God’s plans. God intertwined our story with Gideon’s at just the right moment and in the most beautiful way. And now, we’re honored to have you share in our story too!
Look around, stay awhile, and click on the photos below to explore our site. If you are thinking about adoption, on the path to adoption, have already adopted, or just want to chat, please reach out to us anytime! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on social media using the links at the bottom of the page. We love you guys!