We have been blessed with two beautiful daughters through adoption and IVF, but we have always felt our family was supposed to be bigger. We've struggled with balancing the costs of adoption and IVF (which are extremely high) with the desire for more children. And we are looking for creative ways to help reduce the financial burdens. We have the desire for more children and now that we can provide them with a loving family and a happy life. Our journey for a family hasn’t come easily. We have had to be patient for many years, through a lot of prayers, and multiple efforts.
Olivia, our older daughter, came to us through the blessings of adoption. We were nervous about adoption and had a few unsuccessful attempts to adopt at first but after Olivia came into our lives we realized how wonderful adoption can be. Andi was lucky enough to be there for her birth and Matt was there soon after. She is a beautiful girl with a great spirit and we are so blessed to have her in our lives.
Samantha, our younger daughter, came to us through IVF. Even this journey made us nervous and we were unsuccessful as well for our first two attempts. Finally at our third and final attempt we conceived Samantha! Good thing too because financially speaking we knew we wouldn’t be able to have another opportunity to try. She has been a light in our lives and every day we are thankful and think about what another beautiful daughter we have!
We have considered ending our journey to expand our family here with these two beautiful daughters. But there have often been times of prompting that we should continue to try for more children. We would love to have our family grow and our daughter Olivia has expressed the desire to have more siblings as well. This is where we came to our current roadblock. Our options are limited. We are not able to conceive naturally and adoption and IVF are both very expensive. So we are reaching out to our friends and family hoping to be able to reach our goal of a bigger family. If there is anything you can do to help or if you have any additional ideas on how to help we are ready to listen. We love you and are extremely grateful to you for your support!
Please consider helping us out with a contribution to our adoption/IVF fund. If you are unable to hlep, please consider sharing this project with your friends and family that might be willing to support our efforts.