Hey there – we’re the Colwicks (Kevin, Callie and Kenzi) and we are adopting! We started the adoption process last year and we are home study approved and are waiting to be matched with a birth mother.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to hear our hearts and learn more about why we’re adopting. We are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2011 (10 years, woohoo!) Fast forward to 2015 when God blessed us with our sweet Kenzi Rae. Then a year and a half later we announced that we were expecting our son, Quinn Alan.
Shortly after our announcement, at 15 weeks pregnant, Callie began experiencing complications and we found ourselves in the hospital fighting for Quinn’s life. Doctors said he would be born in a matter of hours. We were devastated and completely heart broken, but determined to do everything we could to defy the odds. We were desperately asking God to do the impossible and save our son.
Callie stayed pregnant in the hospital for two more weeks but then came down with a severe infection in her womb and went into septic shock. We lost Quinn and Callie nearly lost her life. After a year and a half in the hospital and two below knee amputations Callie finally came home in 2018.
We lost the ability to have biological children but God did not remove the desire to grow our family. In spite of everything God allowed us to go through, his goodness and faithfulness is all around us and we are humbly, obediently and eagerly stepping into adoption.
We are so excited to be waiting on the Lord to see what he will do with our domestic infant adoption!
The total cost of our adoption is estimated to be around $25,000-$30,000.
Application, background checks, medical exams: $3,000
Agency Fees: $20,000
Home Study: $2,100
Legal Fees: $500+
Travel Fees: $?
Also, we have some great news! We have just been awarded a $5,000 matching grant from JFRH Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. This means every dollar donated going forward up to $5,000 will be doubled!
We are so thankful and encouraged every time someone chooses to help support us financially, but more importantly we hope that you will join us in prayer!
Please pray for:
⭐ The birth mother
⭐ The birth father
⭐ Our future little one
⭐The social workers, our agency and everyone else involved
Thank you so much for coming alongside us in support – it means the world to our little family. Feel free to follow along on our journey on Callie’s Instagram page or our adoption page.
Thank you for loving us,
Kevin and Callie Colwick
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