Hoping to Adopt: Abby and Micah

My husband Micah and I met in January 2002 when we both were working for the same company.  We didn’t realize it at the time, but we had so much in common.  We both attended the same high school, although Micah had graduated years before me.  We grew up nearly 2 miles from each other, and we both attended the same church.  There was an instant connection between us and our friendship began to grow.  Looking back at that point in our lives, it was great that we had the opportunity to become such good friends because that has carried us through the most difficult times in our lives.hoping

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An Adopted Child: Tami

My story is not really exciting, but I love it all the same. Every year on my birthday, my dad, up until he passed away, would tell me the story of how I became his and my mom’s daughter.tami

Adoption was not the same when I was a baby as it is now. My parents already had three boys and twelve years after the last son was born, they decided they really would like to have a little girl join their family. They had looked into adopting another little girl and almost adopted her. Then one morning at 4 a.m. the phone rang. My dad answered it and the voice on the other end said, “We have a little girl here. She is two days old. Do you want to come get her?” My dad said that he knew that the little girl the person on the phone was talking about was the little girl they had been waiting for. He told the voice on the phone that they would love to come get the little girl. My dad told me it was the best phone call he ever received, especially for 4 a.m.! That is how I became a member of my family.

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Hoping to Adopt: Hayley and Nat

First you’ll need to know a little bit about us. Nat is from Haiti and I (Hayley) am from San Diego. We met at a bus stop at BYU Hawaii, fell in love at first sight and got married. We dreamed of having lots of kids and spending our lives helping others. Shortly after graduating we moved to Haiti where we taught and helped people.adoptionweek

One week, for some reason or another we found ourselves vising three different orphanages and seeing the great need there was. After our visits we knew one day, when we were able to afford it, we would for sure adopt.hayley

The very next day we got a call from one of Nat’s sisters. She told us that she could no longer care for her two little boys and she was going to drop them off at an orphanage. We told her not to do that and although unprepared immediately decided to take the boys as our own. When we arrived to pick them up we saw how desperately they lacked care and love. We bonded instantly! Instantly they became as close to us as if they had been born to us. Little did we know that my body would not allow me to get pregnant. We know that Samuel and Joel (our boys) were meant to be our sons!

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A Birth Mother’s Story: Jessica

 Like most young adults I thought I was invincible, it won’t happen to me, it can’t happen to me. I thought these same things about pregnancy.  It doesn’t happen to girls like me. However I soon learned that it can happen to “girls like me” or any girl who is willing to take the risk of having sex and yes, that means protected or not.  I was not the single exception to the rule, and the time had come for me to face the consequences of my actions.adoptionweek

Adoption was always the only option for me.  I was just freshly 20 I didn’t have a job, a place to live, money or a car. Read more

Hoping to Adopt: Myka and Georges

unnamedHi, we are Myka and Georges.  We’ve been together for 14 (yes 14!) years.  We married 4 years ago and started trying to have a baby immediately.  We always knew we wanted to be parents and we were so excited to grow our little family.  Well, our journey took a different route then we anticipated.  4 years of trying to start our family and simply said it did not happened for us (you can read more about it herehere and here.)
So, we are very very very excited to announce, that we have started the adoption process.  We have completed our home study and are currently waiting to be matched.  Our hearts our open and we are so very happy to see where this journey takes us. “our journey to our little.”
xo, Myka + Georges