A ten-year journey to parenthood. Reading and praying through dozens of situations. Until finally, they had their son in their arms. Read Travis and Wendy’s story of their adoption journey, their faith, and their family…
Adoption has made us parents, FINALLY! After 10 years of trying multiple options, our journey turned towards adoption and led us to our beautiful baby boy. Adoption has always been in the plan after children of our own, but God had other plans.
We started our journey in January 2020. We presented many times until we heard “yes” and were matched in June of 2022 with a baby girl. After getting to know the expecting mom, getting our nursery finished, and bags packed and waiting for “the” call to travel, we discovered the mama chose to parent. Although this was heartbreaking news for us. We didn’t know if we would be able to continue emotionally or financially.
After a bit of heavy grieving, praying, and discussing our next steps, we decided to go active and try again. We applied for grants and started fundraising again, not knowing how we would recover. We were very guarded as the fear of hearing another ‘no’ or experiencing more disappointment was heavy on our minds. We decided to put everything in God’s hands, knowing it would happen when the time was right.
Fast forward to October 2022, when we got a call saying a baby boy was born, and the agency wanted to know if we would like to present. We didn’t know a whole lot, but with the little bit we knew, we felt right about jumping in. The next day, the agency asked if we could have a conference call with the mom as she had some questions for us. We were nervous but so excited. After 30 seconds on the call, the only question she had for us was if we wanted to go pick up our son in Florida. “YES!” was the only word we could get out. We were over the moon, excited, and so emotional. We packed our bags, booked our flights from Minnesota, and went to meet our son. We were finally parents and so grateful to the sweetest birth mom for her courageous decision. We met and had lunch with her while discussing our goals for our open adoption and for our son. We have kept in contact with her and can’t wait to continue getting to know her and visit in the future.
With the help and guidance of Susan and resources from Christian Adoption Consultants, we felt more prepared for what to expect and answers to any questions we had. We can’t thank her and CAC enough for all their guidance! We have learned through our experience adoption is tough but so worth it.