"If we could go back in time and give ourselves a single piece of advice, it would be to let go of fear. What is meant to be will be."

Dani & Will, Texas

Our story began 7 years ago when we had our daughter. Time went on and as she grew older, she began asking and begging to be a big sister. We decided that we wanted to have more children⁠—that we wanted to give our daughter a sibling to grow up with.

After a few miscarriages, we decided that we would be a one child family. We though it wasn’t in the stars, yet something was nagging at us. It was a little voice in our heads and it was pushing us towards adoption.

The idea of adoption was never in our original plans, but life never works in ways that we expect. We decided to give it a try and to give growing our family a try. We started out researching and trying to get a grasp of how the process worked. Ultimately, we found a lot of vague advice and incomplete instructions on how to do it.

I was confused and overwhelmed by the whole process when trying to research it on my own. Luckily, in our research, we came across the idea of an adoption consultant. A quick Google search landed us right on RG Adoption Consulting’s page. Just scrolling through their website made it feel like our heads were finally above water.

RG Adoption simplified the process so much, and like magic, all of our confusion turned into clarity. The Adoption Roadmap model they walk their clients through truly helped us understand how to get where we were going. We knew we had to work with them and are so grateful we did.

The guidance in making our profile book was amazing, as we were able to tell our story, share our hearts, and pour our souls into something that we hoped would resonate with an expectant mother. Not to mention, we got so many compliments on our book!

Once we signed up with agencies, we prepared to wait. It turns out we didn’t have to wait too long. Like any other day, we were outside working on the barn when we got the call about a 3-month old baby. Our jaws dropped simultaneously. We couldn’t believe it. Just a few months after signing up with agencies, our son’s birth mother had miraculously chosen us. We were beyond excited.

We received the call on a Monday and because the baby was already born and living with a foster family, we were in Florida by Wednesday. It all happened in the blink of an eye, and yes, it was scary. We started the day out without a baby, and then all of a sudden we were in someone’s home meeting our son and his birth mom. Yes, it was a bit different than we had imagined, but it felt right. They say good things take time, but great things happen all at once.

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Introducing our daughter to her little brother was one of our favorite moments and one we will cherish forever. It was a dream come true⁠—she was finally a big sister and just beaming when she got to hold her baby brother for the first time. We wouldn’t change a single thing about our journey to becoming a family of four. If we could go back in time and give ourselves a single piece of advice, it would be to let go of fear. What is meant to be will be.

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