Through the years we have learned many life lessons. We have learned about the many sides of adoption... the losses, the being scared, the unknown(s), the rewards and the afterwards for everyone involved. In trying to build our family we have experienced different types of hardship and loss, our roughest hardship was a pregnancy, that was a life threatening situation for Niki. After many doctor appointments and much probing, poking and tears... we knew biological children would not be-- but in our hearts knew there would be another way for us to grow our family. Our hearts led us to the path of adoption to build our family! Throughout our losses and soul searching we grew stronger as a couple, really valuing how precious life is and our commitment to each other as well as our future family. We have experienced firsthand how wonderful adoption is and we believe with our full hearts that adoption to grow our family is God's plan. That being said we cannot imagine how you the expectant parent must feel on the other side of this process, trying to select the right family and making the right choice for your child and yourself. For us it is emotional as well, having so many concerns for everyones feelings and their personal well being, not only today but in years to come. When you are ready to parent and it doesn't come when you want it to, the waiting becomes wearing on you. We check our phone, and email every day waiting to see if we have been chosen. We know that this is not simple decision making... if your heart does choose our family, together we will become a triangle of faith; with the child (children) at the highest point, the birth parents at the beginning point, and us the adoptive parents forming the third point to complete this amazing and blessed shape. This is are story... a regular couple with a dream of having a full family and carrying on the traditions and values that we know.