open adoption

John & Jessica

UPDATE!! John & Jessica are now a family of 3! They were matched with an expectant mom earlier this summer and their son was born in early August. So exciting!!

I met Jessica a few months ago because a mutual friend connected us (thanks, Kristin!). Jessica and John were just getting started on their adoption journey and were looking for adoptive families to connect with. It turns out they live only about 2 miles from us! We met up one night to chat and I'm so glad we did! I've now been able to hang out with John and Jessica a few times, both for their profile and socially. They are kind, fun-loving, and thoughtful and I am so thankful that God made our paths cross.

I love their style and it was so fun creating their profile. Sometimes it feels like the profile just creates itself and this was one of those times. I am especially pleased with their 'about' pages! These are some of my favorite that I've ever done. 

View the pdf file HERE

The Entrustment Ceremony

The Entrustment Ceremony

I asked my talented and thoughtful husband to write the next part of our story. Enjoy...

In the last entry, Dani described the third surprise of our adoption: the blessing and joy of open adoption. She perfectly articulated how the three days in our hospital with Baby Girl and Emily (birth mom) showed us that our family didn’t just grow with the addition of the little one, but also with the addition of Emily, who now has a special and important place in our family. 

John & Corrie


Corrie recently emailed me to let me know they had a match & placement! This is only 1 month after we finished their profile. I'm beyond excited for them and so thankful to be a small part of their adoption journey. 

It's been such a pleasure working with John and Corrie! They are fun, out-going, super adventurous, and basically just a joy to be around. They live a little far from me, but they had a mini-shoot with Kandace Photography so I got to meet them in person after talking over video chat and email. I hope their profile does a good job of representing their wonderful personalities and I can't wait for their family to grow! 

View the pdf version HERE.

Lee & Macarena

UPDATE: Lee & Macarena just brought home their new daughter!! They are now a family of three and I am SO excited for them. Hopefully I get to meet her soon. 

I'm taking a small pause from our personal adoption story to share some of my recent work with you all.

Meet Lee & Macarena - a fun, out-going, and overall amazing couple. It has been a blessing to meet them and we've already connected a few times outside of this project. Hooray to new friends! 

I can't wait to see what God has in store for them during their adoption journey! If you know any expectant moms or maybe you are one please feel free to contact me and I can connect you.