Welcome to our corner of the web! Here you will learn about our family and our journey of a family member adoption. In July of 2010, after 9 years of trying to add to our family and 5 years after we started our adoption journey, we welcomed baby Emily Rose. Emily's birth mom is Sharon's adopted sister. We look forward to someday adopting more children but for now, we are enjoying our time together as a family of 4!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Hopeful Family: Clayton and Angie

This week I want to highlight other hopeful adoptive families. My reasoning is simple. My hope is, that if a young woman considering adoption visits our blog and decides we aren't the right family for her and her baby, she may find another couple who just may be the right ones. So in highlighting other couples, if I can help just 1 birthmom find her family, I will be happy.

Yesterday I shared with you the story of Clayton and Angie and their journey to find their son Adam and his birth mom. Today I wanted to share with you their hope to adopt another baby and make Adam a big brother. Take a minute to get to know them and see if they are the family for you and your baby:

Hi! We are Clayton, Angie and Adam, a happy family of 3 that can't wait to be a family of 4!!
We have so much love to share with another child and are eagerly anticipating what it will be like for Adam to be a big brother!

We met during our senior year of high school and started dating shortly after graduation. After 4 years of never been apart we were married in June 2000! We have been married for 9 1/2 years and have experienced many changes in our lives since then!

Clayton was diagnosed with Cancer 6 years ago and after a couragous fight he beat the disease! He is a healthy and active person who enjoys cross country biking. This summer he rode over 800 miles and is hoping to ride more next year! Clayton has a great sense of humor as well as an amazing outlook on life, he is always happy and always has a smile on his face! he works full time as a web designer and considers himself very blessed to have a job that he enjoys so much.
Angie is fun energetic and creative person! She enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, and her biggest passion is photography. She loves being a mom and is grateful to be home full time with Adam. Angie is a convert to the LDS church. She had the priveldge of being baptized by Clayton 2 1/2 years after they were married and they were sealed in the Manti temple the following year.
Adam is an energetic, fun and loving 2 year old! He loves animals more than anything! He came to us through the miracle of adoption and we are so blessed to have him in our family. He is surrounded by grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins that ADORE him. We know it will not be any different with our next child. We have an amazing and close knit family that can't wait for our family to grow.

All of the trials and experiences we have been through have shaped who we are today. We are especially grateful for the many lessons we have learned through our infertility and adoption journey. Open adoption is a natural choice for us. We want our children to know where they came from, who they look like and why they are so very special. We have learned so much from Adam's birth mother about love, sacrafice and inner-strength. She is an amazing person and we love her so much!
Adoption is about love...we look at it as a very sacred exchange that was not done lightly on either side.
We are thankful for a loving Father in Heaven. He knows us, He loves us and He can comfort us during our great times of need.
We feel blessed and priveledged to be on this journey!

For more information about Clayton, Angie and Adam, be sure to check out:

Their Blog Wishing and Hoping Contact info can be found here.


Angie said...

thanks so much for sharing both our stories! You are really awesome for featuring other families on your OWN adoption blog! I really wish your family all the best in your journey to build your family!

Jill Elizabeth said...

I second what Angie said. I think it is absolutely amazing that you're using your blog to talk about other couples who want to adopt when you yourself are looking to adopt.
Also, how seriously cute is Adam? He is going to be a heartbreaker when he grows up.