Hello, we’re Alex and LeeAnne! Thank you for taking an interest in our little fam. 

We were a couple of college kids in 2002 when we met at church and became better acquainted over a couple of years. After a time of friendly flirting, we recognized our growing affection and took the plunge into honest-to-goodness dating. We were married in 2006 and spent many a happy year learning the ins and outs of marriage, love, and living like adults.

At the end of 2009, we began trying to expand our family. For nearly four years we waited with longing hearts while our friends and family members seemed to conceive effortlessly around us.

In 2012, Alex’s mother Julia was suddenly widowed with a 10-year-old granddaughter (Nadia) to raise. After a year of prayer and discussion, we all agreed they would move in with us so that we could step in as Nadia’s parents. LeeAnne resigned her full-time job, and Julia and Nadia moved in to begin a fresh chapter of life as a new family unit. Barely after the dust had settled from the move, we conceived at last, and our son Silas was born in 2014. We formally adopted Nadia in 2018 at the age of 17. 

Today, Nadia is living on her own and Julia has moved nearby. Silas is nearly eight, and we would love our family to grow again. We are eager to share our home, hearts and family with a little one through adoption.

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Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.

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FAQ’s about placing a baby for Adoption

I'm considering giving my baby up for adoption. How much does that cost?

It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.

I'm experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and don't know who the birth father is. Can I still place my baby for adoption?

Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.

When is the right time to talk with an adoption professional?

You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

When I create an adoption plan, will I get to choose who is in the room with me during delivery?

One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.

How much contact will I have with the adoptive family after I place my baby with them?

As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.

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16 Years!

06/25/2022

Edited 6/25 May 19, 2022 This week, Alex and I are celebrating 16 years of marriage. SIXTEEN! I don't feel old enough to be married thgat long, but here we are! It's been a wild ride. In the earliest days, it felt like I'd stepped into an alternative universe - like I didn't recognize myself as a married woman. Thankfully, that wore off in a few weeks as we settled into a new normal. Here's what our "normals" looked like through the years: The Carefree Life (2006-2009): Alex finished seminary, and started working as a youth pastor. We started this season in a cozy little apartment with hand-me-down furniture and a neurotic cat. I started working as a marketing coordinator at a power tool manufacturer. In 2007, we moved to a little house on S_____ Avenue across the street from my older sister. We got a border collie puppy, and enjoyed living as an unencumbered couple until the end of 2009, when things started to get complicated... Chasing the Wind (2009-2012): Toward the end of 2009, I had a mild health scare. Initially Doctors were looking at giving me meds that were not advised for pregnant women. We were told...

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Mom Love

05/16/2022

Mother's Day has a special place in my heart for three reasons.  First, because I waited so long to become a mom myself. The heartache of infertility is sometimes excruciating. And somehow feels so personal. When you know God is the one who opens the womb, to have yours shut for no identifyable reason feels like there must be something about you- like you're not good enough to receive this blessing. And watching it come so easily for others makes it feel extra personal. But I know God had a plan. I can speak serenely about it now that after 4 years of infertility, God gave me my cherished son. But if He'd asked me to gracefully accept His loving sovreignty and life-long infertility, I don't know how well I would have coped. I'm so grateful He didn't ask me to. My heart breaks for those women who must walk that path. I hope that when these women are at last permited to see God's purpose in withholding this blessing, it will make it all worth it.  Second, Mother's Day prompts me to pause and think about my own Mother. She passed away from cancer when I was 13, in...

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Bye Bye, Blossom

05/06/2022

This week, a journey ended; a journey that started almost exactly three years ago when DSS gave us the task of caring for our infant niece, Blossom.  At 6 weeks, she was moved from her parents home and placed with her mom's mom. Two months later, DSS discovered that visitation rules were being broken at Grandma's, so they moved her here. What a whirlwind those first few weeks were! Silas was 4 and Nadia (Blossom's sister, whom we'd formally adopted a few months before) was 17 and still living at home. Having Blossom here required our family to learn infancy all over again. Diapers, bottles, schedules, middle of the night feedings, the whole 9 yards. What took me by surprise was the way it made my heart sing. I loved the juggling act I performed each day getting Silas and Nadia ready for school, feeding Blossom, putting her down for her first nap of the day, doing a load of laundry and tidying the home while she slept. It felt like the puzzle piece of my spirit suddenly fell into the exact right place. As simple and unglamorous as it was, it was what I was made for!  The emotional...

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