Growing our Forever Family Tree

It has been about 3 years since we made our first adoption journey.   Our life and love have grown abundantly since Cooper came into our family.  And we are excited to announce that we are starting our second adoption journey through Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God knows the plans He has for us...this is a promise that we hold tightly.  But, the story of adoption (the gospel story!) doesn't just belong to us, it belongs to all Christians! So, we want to give our family, church, and friends an opportunity to celebrate this wonderful story of God adopting us to be sons and daughters by providing you a chance to help see that story play out in our family.

Adoption is expensive and we are working hard to ensure that funding does not hinder this journey.  This Spring, there will be two events that will help us to raise funds for this adoption.  The first will be a Thirty One bag party where the consultant has committed to donating 100% of her commission.  The other will be a painting party that we are fondly refering to as Art for Adoption.

In addition, we have decided to start this GoFundMe page.  So, would you consider helping us out by donating towards our adoption?  We ask that you would also consider sharing this on Facebook to help us expand our potential fundraising efforts.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about a different way of donating than the means provided here on the GoFundMe page, please email us at [email redacted].

You can also check out our blog at  This tells the story of our first adoption journey and even with a 2 1/2 year old running around we will do our best to use this as an avenue to share details on this second journey.

Much Love - Teases

(This cool kid needs a sibling!!)


  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 72 mos
  • Helen Paul 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 72 mos
  • Israel Hildebrandt 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 72 mos
  • Emily Hildebrant 
    • $413 (Offline)
    • 72 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 74 mos
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Candice Tease 
Spring Lake, MI
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