Though we had talked and prayed about it for a while, we formally started the adoption process (and its mountain of paperwork) in May of 2014. We were matched in July, and little Josie was born and joined our family in November.

Through our puzzle fundraiser on this blog, our readers raised $19,000 to help cover our adoption costs.

Below is a collection of some of our adoption posts. Hope you enjoy them.

If you’d like to see what this page looked like while we were fundraising, click here.





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  • Reply GraceofAdoption June 26, 2014 at 6:37 am

    This is beautiful. I love it and will be praying for you and for a speedy smooth adoption process.

  • Reply Ashley June 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Sending lots of prayers! I pray God will find you a beautiful baby ???

  • Reply Naomi June 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations!!! I would like to share an organization I’m part of that helps fund adoptions. It’s called Noonday Collection. Noonday creates job opportunities and sustains artisans from all over the work. You could host a party (or a friend could do it for you) and 10% of purchases goes toward funding your adoption. I’m not sure where you live, but I’m sure there is an ambassador near you. Please visit for more information. 🙂

  • Reply Sam June 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Hi there! This is such a beautiful way to help bring a child into your family. Here in Illinois we have a Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, which coincides with the Safe Haven Act where mothers can safely drop off their infants under 30 days to hospitals, fire and police stations. I don’t know if you have anything similar in your state, but perhaps try and contact these foundations to let them know you’d like to take in an abandoned baby, if that’s what God’s calling you to do.

  • Reply Little Happies {eighteen} June 30, 2014 at 5:01 am

    […] night and within two hours we had these photos since she knew we needed them to launch our Adoption Page on the True Good and Beautiful blog. We had a lot of fun taking this shoot, especially wondering […]

  • Reply Jonathan & Amanda: Waiting for Baby {Lakewood Maternity Photographer} | Voboril Photography August 5, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    […] am so excited and honored to share these photos with you today.  Amanda and Jonathan asked to do some adoption maternity photos as they search for their own sweet babe. I was thrilled […]

  • Reply The Best Secret We’ve Ever Had August 13, 2014 at 1:56 am

    […] Back in June we announced that after years of battling infertility, we were going down the path towards adoption to grow our family. The outpouring of kindness and enthusiasm from others simply overwhelmed us! […]

  • Reply Houston, We Have A Baby! August 13, 2014 at 2:01 am

    […] Adoption […]

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