When Chase and I first started dating, our very first conversation on the phone was about adoption! We had both been on mission trips, had a heart for the hurting, and a passion for orphans. We knew that no matter how God directed us, adoption would be a part of our story in some way. Fast forward a couple years and we had a beautiful, tiny and feisty baby girl named Emry Faith. She was a cry of our hearts that we hoped and prayed would come true. Due to some serious health issues, my pregnancy and delivery with Emry was very risky. Two weeks after we got home from the NICU, my nephrologist informed us that it would take six months to one year for my kidney function to restore and that having any more pregnancies could result in kidney transplants. Even though this was painful news to hear, we were so grateful that God had already put the desire of adoption in both of our hearts. We truly believe that this was God's Plan A all along for our family. Emry is four years old now, and she talks about her baby brother and sister all the time! Her current favorite names are Violet for a sister and Incredible for a brother. Can you tell Incredibles 2 is her current favorite movie?!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read a bit of our story! We pray that God richly blesses you and your heart to give to our journey.
- Julie Wildermuth
- Janice Toft
- Matt Toft
- Justin Toft
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