We first met in the summer of 2011 through mutual friends. After dating for a year, Patrick proposed in August of 2012 at the Indiana Dunes, and we were married on June 14th, 2013, at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Parish in Lafayette, Indiana. This is the church we still attend and where Patrick’s family has a long history of being involved in this parish, and we look forward to raising our children in this church, as they will be the sixth generation in Patrick’s family to attend!
From the start of our marriage, we were open to children. God placed adoption in our hearts from the start of our marriage preparation, but it was our plan to wait after having biological children first. For the time being, we placed those thoughts aside. A few years passed, and we really began to try to start our family, quickly realizing this was not going to be an easy road. Soon this turned into a long and difficult journey that resulted in a diagnosis in which we would not be able to have biological children. After absorbing the shock of this news, we picked those adoptions thoughts back up and decided to research and learn more about the process.
After many lengthy discussions and lots of prayer, we came to international adoption from India of a child in the 0-3 age range. With West Lafayette’s large international population, and a significant portion of it an Indian community, we feel blessed to have such a special asset when raising our child. We value the rich heritage of this country and are very excited to spend time abroad in India, embracing the culture!
Our goal is to grow more as Christians, and we believe that being the adoptive parents to a child (and hopefully one day to children!) will only help us to grow in our faith and as human beings. We refer often to our Catholic faith which commands Christians to “look after the widows and orphans.” We are aware of the challenges, but it is a challenge that we have prayed about and discussed to great lengths, and we are very excited to start this new chapter of our lives. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and being open to being part of our journey. We are so blessed to be able to share this journey with all of our friends and family.
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Roe 08909”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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