Our story begins when we met through mutual friends in high school. We became friends and immediately hit it off, but life pulled us in different directions. We later met again in college at the library and have been inseparable ever since. In 2011 we got married and in April of 2012 we decided that we would try to have a child. We have both always known that we wanted to adopt, however, we thought that it would be better to have any biological children we were going to have first. Unfortunately, we later discovered that we are unable to conceive. This news was tough for us, but we held strong to our faith and through prayer and many long, tearful talks with each other, we decided that we should focus on God's mission for us: adoption! This was such an exciting new chapter in our lives! We bought a house in 2013 and immediately started renovating it and readying it for a growing family. For the past year and a half, we have spent our time preparing ourselves and our whole family for a unique new life to enter our lives. We have also spent this time with our pets, which include our cats Julian and Gwen, and our dog, Benjamin. We have trained them all to be comfortable around our friends and their children, as well as our energetic little cousins. (We think the pets are almost as excited for a baby as we are!) The minute we expressed our desire to adopt, our family members all knew that this was just God working out His plans in our life and that we were headed in the right direction!