I am Nikki. Christ Follower. Wife to Blake. Mother to Big R and Little R. Teacher.
Blake and I were high school sweethearts who married young with big dreams of a big family. We welcomed Big R into the family by birth. When Big R was a bit older, we tried to expand our family once again. Things did not go as planned-or so we thought. We were faced with the gut wrenching news of secondary infertility and pursued many unsuccessful fertility treatments. We felt the Lord calling us to adoption after months and months of failed treatments. We first tried adopting through foster care. I am so thankful for people that open their homes to these children, but it was not a good fit for our family at that point in time. Big R would get so attached to kids placed with us and it was so hard on him when they left our home. We had all but given up on our hopes for adoption, when the Lord provided the money necessary to begin the process.
We became clients of Christian Adoption Consultants in late March 2017, were home study ready on May 11th, and presented to our first expectant mom on May 21st. We presented to 15 expectant moms and were officially matched on August 9, 2017–our 9th anniversary. Our son was born on October 17th and it has been a whirlwind ever since. We’re now navigating life as a family of four and loving every single minute of it!