Dear Birth Mother,
How can we begin to find the words to say to the person who could change our lives forever? You are strong and courageous. You are loved by a Holy Father who has a plan for your life. We can only imagine the weight of the decision you are making and admire that you are putting so much thought, love, and care into your adoption plan for your baby. We are praying for your heart, your safety, and the child you are carrying.
God doesn’t give us the whole picture of our lives. He gives us pieces as needed. We then muster the courage to have faith in a God infinitely bigger than ourselves to work our puzzle with Him. He whispers to us where to go and what to do and provides the whole way through.
We are Marcus and Sarah. We have been married and best friends since 2015. Marcus is a property manager and self-employed. He isn’t afraid of a bit of hard work and creates his hours to be able to have lots of family time. He is a natural leader and problem solver. The rehabbing is his favorite part of the job. He has always felt at home with a tool in hand. Sarah is playful, patient, and kind by nature. She loves her job as a kindergarten teacher. The magic of the kindergarten classroom feeds her teacher heart. Our priorities are God first, our marriage second, family third, then everything else. It is simple, but it works. We are highly communicative. We do a lot of preventative maintenance in our relationship to be sure we stay on the same page. “Home team” is our motto.
We knew before we were married that we would have hurdles to overcome to expand our family. However, we didn’t know the extent of that struggle until we lived it. With the help of a fertility specialist, we tried to expand our family 5 separate times. Over the course of a year, we lost 3 babies. Our journey led us to Christian Homes. In 2020, we welcomed our beautiful son, Shepherd, into our family through adoption. He has brought more joy into our lives than we could even put into words. Shepherd’s entire story is beautiful and God has always had a plan for his life. We are open with him about his adoption and the amazing birthparents who loved him so much that they hand-picked us to be his parents. We have a very positive relationship with both of his birthparents. In our home, birthparents are spoken about with the utmost respect, love, and tenderness.
With toys scattered in the hall and kitchen, we are living the life we always dreamed of but our story is not finished. There is more space. There is more room in our hearts and in our lives for a sibling. We love our family and the beautiful life we are building. Our home is full of love, laughter, lazy kitties, cherished memories, and abundant joy. We love to go on adventures both big and small. As long as we are together is it magical wherever we go. We are thrilled to welcome another child into our home. We are committed to praying for your wellbeing and your heart as you navigate your future steps. You are valued and loved by a Holy Father who wants good things for you. We are delighted to maybe be a piece of your puzzle and for you to be a part of ours. As you consider all your options, we pray for your heart to have peace in your decision. We pray for a safe harbor during this time and for favor over your life. “We pray the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” (Number 6:24-26) Thank you for reading a bit about our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you make incredibly important and difficult decisions in the coming days.
Marcus and Sarah