Welcome and thank you for coming to our page! As many of you know, we are hoping to welcome into our hearts and home a beautiful baby/babies through adoption. We are so excited to begin this new journey and invite you to share in it with us. Follow our blog for more updates! www.madegreatbylove.com
Adoption has held a special place for both of us for a very long time. Here is a little bit of our story:
Adoption is a very personal and precious gift I received from God. My parents prayed for 7 years to adopt a child. My twin sister and I were adopted by our amazing parents when we were 3 months old. Through the example of unconditional love and support my parents have given me, and in prayer with God, I have felt called to participate in adoption once again.
Since I was young, I’ve always loved children and had a strong desire to share this love. I hoped to someday get married and have a family...and adoption was always included in that dream! I would pray for my parents to adopt a child since, at the time, I was too young to adopt myself. As a young adult, I spent a few years nannying for some close friends who had adopted. That tug on my heart towards adoption continued.
We met in 2007. Throughout two years of dating, fun, and adventures, we fell in love. We were married in the fall of 2009 and hoped to expand our family soon. We began making plans for a growing family, hoping to become pregnant. After months of trying became years, we knew God must have another plan for us. Since adoption had always been strong on our hearts from the beginning of our marriage, we knew God must be calling us down this path sooner than we thought.
"Great love can change small things into great ones..." ~ St. Faustina
The great amount of love God has placed on our hearts is ready to be shared.
Although the suffering and pain our infertility has brought us over the years is no small thing, it is small in comparison to the sufferings of Christ. God has used this cross to overwhelmingly place the love and desire for a little one(s) in our hearts. Although our journey has not always been easy, we are ready to use the love that God has given us to turn our suffering into something great.
So, after much prayer and discernment, we have decided that now is the time for us to begin our adoption journey!
Here is how you can help:
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Please pray for us, Baby H, Baby H’s first family, and all those involved. Nothing is more powerful than prayer!
SHARE: Every share helps us to get one step closer to bringing our little one home. Please, if you feel inclined, pass on the link to this site to your family and friends, or share on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and any other social media.
GIVE: Help us bring Baby H home! The adoption process is very costly, and although we are saving as much as we possibly can ourselves, if we wait until we save enough we may have to adopt grandchildren :) If you feel called to contribute, we would most humbly accept your financial help. Anything, no matter the size would be an amazing blessing.
Thank you for your love, your prayers, and your support. Know that we are praying for you as well!
Matt & Catherine
P.S. Stay tuned for more about our Race to the Finish Line!