Welcome to our story...

God has richly blessed us with a big, fun family...
We have 10 children... 3 homegrown & 7 born in our hearts!

Blake... our oldest is 25 and has a heart for the Lord. He enjoys; church, family, mission trips, making music, playing guitar & drums at church, and writing.

Brianna Faith... is 21 and has a compassionate & tender heart. She's a wonderful big sister. She began talking to us about adoption when she was 11 yrs old. She is "Faith in motion"

Brent... is 17 - he's an awesome guy! He's in highschool. He has a special heart for family and God. He loves sports! Brent loves to laugh & is full of life!

Bethany Lidia... now 15, joined our family in August 2006 at 9 yrs old. She's from the beautiful country of Guatemala. She started school for the very first time (at 9 yrs old) and is now in 9th grade. Lidia's passion is sports & dancing!

Benjamin Ross... 15 yrs old. We first saw his picture in April 2007 & came home in May '08. Ben is deaf, but his special need is that he needed a family. Ben loves making home-runs & hanging out with family & friends. Ben is from Tianjin, China.

Briella Xiyao... our beautiful 15 yr old daughter from Fujian Province, China. She joined our family in July 2009. She's always wearing a big smile! She has a passion for the deaf & very proficient in sign language. She loves basketball!!

Bellamei Ying... our Inner Mongolian princess. Bellamei is 14 yrs old and held my hand for the first time on July 18, 2011. She has melted into our big family seamlessly and it is truly an honor to be her mommy.

Brinley Grace FuChuan... is 9 years old and joined our family in July 2007. She's from Jiangxi Province, China. She has the most gentle, sweet spirit... she's an angel!

Bayla Shea Chao-Yu... our youngest. She's 9 yrs old, 5 months younger than Brinley. Bayla's from Hunan, China & came home at 11.5 months. She's bright, funny (and spicy!) We can't get enough of her hugs & kisses.

and our caboose... Braxton Emanuel Jordan - 8 yrs old? (see post below) He's from Guangdong Province and is now officially our son!

This 1 min video shows how we've GROWN!

Double Happiness in China...

Look at those smiling faces!
Here's a picture of Brinley & Bayla on the 3rd morning together at the hotel in Nanchang. God, you are so good....thank you for entrusting us with your beautiful children. Brinley Grace, we're taking you home :0)

Coming Soon.....

This is Brinley Grace, just 5 months older than Bayla. She's in Jiangxi Province, China and we should be traveling to get her this July-August. Yay!
These are all the pictures we've been given so far from our agency...can't wait to see a smile on that pretty face :0)


Stay home mom to 10 great kids... Married to my best friend... Heart for adoption... Believer <><

Little ladybug on the cross in my kitchen windowsill

Ancient Chinese Proverb..

"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break."

Katie Davis' Ministry in Uganda

The sacrifice many women in China face & a glimpse into the eyes of some precious children.

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Referral pics of Brinley Grace... forever family day 7~23~07

Ben...adopted 5~13~08

Video taken in China about 1 year before getting him.

Referral Pics of Xi Yao ... adopted 7~13~2009

Stephen Curtis Chapman...

The Story of Us...

A family video I made while waiting for Brinley Grace
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Bayla's 3rd Birthday!

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