Ryan and my journey toward adoption dates back to October 26, 2013–the day Ryan and I first met in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ryan and I met in college during our junior year of school. A mutual friend of ours invited us to go apple picking with some friends, a seemingly quintessential fall activity in Virginia. At the orchard, we were introduced, and, from our very first meeting, found out that we both had adopted siblings.
During that first meeting at the apple orchard, we discovered that my sister was adopted from China (I am the oldest of four) and Ryan’s two older half sisters were adopted by his dad when Ryan’s parents got married before he was born (he is the youngest of three). We had a great conversation about adoption and life in general, and we decided to pick the conversation back up over coffee the following week. Not only did we discover that we have a lot in common, but we also discovered that we were born hours apart. Ryan was born in the evening in December and I was born across the country the next morning. We have shared a birthday cake and family celebration every year since.
After dating, getting engaged during our senior year of college, and then graduating, we got married over a holiday weekend surrounded by our family and friends. We will be celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary this fall!
Adoption has been on our hearts since we met and has always been the way we have wanted to grow our family. Fast forward from meeting in October 2013 to October 2021–nine years almost to the day we met–we officially started the adoption process.
We currently do not have any children at home (we do have a lovable black lab who thinks he is a baby) and are excitedly awaiting a match from Thailand! We expect that the process will take two to three years.
As we are working through this lengthy process, we are asking for partnership. First and foremost, we need prayer. We ask that if you think of us, you would cover our future family separated many miles apart in prayer. Second, we are seeking financial partnership as this process involves significant costs. We expect the total cost of this adoption to be approximately $45,000. We have been working diligently to apply for grants and currently have a total of $8,500 in matching grant funds from Lifesong for Orphans and our home church awarded to us that will match the first $8,500 in donations dollar for dollar.
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We want our future family to know that they have always been in our hearts, in our prayers, and in our dreams when we envisioned the future.
Thank you for being such a special part of our adoption story. Here’s to the exciting journey ahead as we grow our family!
All of our Love, รัก
Ryan and Lindsey
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