Ever since I was a little girl the Lord put the desire to adopt in my heart. Ryan and I both felt that it was time to start the adoption process in the spring of 2008. After a few weeks of research without knowing Ryan and I found Adoption STAR separately on the same day. I found them online and Ryan found STAR’s business card on a bulletin board at work. So we knew right away that this was the agency we would use. We were impressed with STAR’s educational program and immediately felt welcomed by the whole staff.
Ryan and I were home study ready by the beginning of August 2008. Six weeks later were received the most wonderful news, our son Jesse “JJ” was born. The next day we were at STAR signing papers and holding our son. It was so comforting knowing that Adoption STAR was there to hold our hands through the whole process.
Our first year with JJ was amazing. Life took on a whole new meaning with this perfect baby that became the center of our world. We talked about adopting another baby in the near future so that JJ could grow up with a sibling. On September 23, 2009 we were celebrating JJ first birthday! That afternoon we received a phone call from our family advocate. She called to tell us the JJ’s full-blooded brother was born 2 days ago and the birth parents wanted the baby placed with us so the brothers could grow up together! I couldn’t breath! JJ received that most wonderful birthday gift, his brother Joah, and Ryan and I received the most precious two boys in the world! Our hearts are so full of love and gratitude! We are so thankful to Adoption STAR, our sons’ birth parents and mostly to God for blessing us with these two beautiful children!