Thursday, August 7, 2014

Congratulations Todd and Amanda

From the time Todd and Amanda first met years ago, they talked and dreamed of having a family. Their hopes and dreams of becoming parents and raising a family didn't come as easily as they had planned though. 

Todd and Amanda were foster parents for a brief time and had the opportunity to have two amazing little girls in their home. This time shaped their hearts. Although they found fostering to be very rewarding, it was temporary and they knew their hearts desired to be permanent parents. The time they shared with these girls encouraged them to continue to dream of creating their forever family and to pursue adoption.

Todd and Amanda started the adoption process and were home study approved last year but didn't begin with Christian Adoption Consultants until the end of March.  Just five days after they began with me, I emailed them with a situation: an expectant mom due with a baby boy who needed an adoptive family.

And just like that, after years of praying for a little one to be in their home forever, they were chosen to be parents. The next few months were full of getting to know the brave woman carrying this sweet boy; even visiting her and seeing his face for the first time on an ultrasound. Preparing a nursery and preparing their hearts to bring him home.

Last week, their son was born. This week, they brought him home. This is one of their first family photos. Amanda texted me last Friday "[he] is forever ours! We feel complete..."  

Congrats to all three of you and your forever family...

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