Candice is a full-time mother of two children; son Liam and a daughter Olivia who joined their family through the precious gift of adoption. Candice spends her days keeping up with her energetic, sweet children and is honored to come alongside Katie as she helps grow families through adoption. Candice has always had a heart for children and encouraging women in their walk with the Lord, especially when it comes to those struggling with anxiety. She is excited to be apart of the CAC team and watch God at work as He brings families together.
Our adoption journey officially began in September of 2015, when my husband, Will, and I signed the papers to begin on our home study. We were looking to grow our family and give our (biological) son a sibling and adoption was on both of our hearts so strongly. We felt so much leading from the Lord every single step of the way and He truly was in every detail on the journey to our daughter.
We signed with CAC in the Fall of 2015 and were ready to present a few months later. Almost 9 months from our profile being active, we got a call from Katie about an expectant mother who was due within the next couple weeks and was looking to place her baby with a family. It took about 5 seconds for us to say yes. About 2 weeks after that exciting phone call, the agency called me and said “It’s a girl! She’s here! Come and get her!”
Well, she was in Florida, we were in Illinois and a hurricane was headed straight for where we needed to be. But that didn’t stop us! We booked a flight for the next day and flew off to meet our beautiful daughter, Olivia Grace. We’d fly into 100 hurricanes to get to her. Livi and her older brother, Liam, have such a special bond. They are best buddies. We are just so thankful for the family that God has created for us.
The Lord has used adoption to open our hearts and eyes to so much. It has changed our lives for the better and I am so thrilled to be assisting Katie as she helps other families grow through adoption! I am honored to watch God’s work unfold as He writes new stories and creates new families.