We found out that due to Jon's congenital birth defects, adoption would be the best option for our family. In 2017 we decided to pursue embryo adoption. Things were going at a slow pace, and then everything changed. In May of 2018, my (Laurie's) brother became very ill. When he passed away in July, it began to make sense why our embryo adoption was moving so slowly. I quickly realized I no longer wanted to pursue embryo adoption. I wasn't the same person that walked into the process.
After a few months, the one thing I knew.... I wanted to take my brother's last message to "Be the light" and carry that light into the life of a child through domestic or international adoption. I also knew that our child would be such a light for us.
We began the process in May 2019 and after paperwork and prayer... we are homestudy approved for domestic adoption. We are working with our consultant and agencies, and things may move pretty quickly.
We are confident God has led us here and He is making a way. So many things have been divinely orchestrated this time around and we can't wait to become parents. Jon and I believe that adoption is one of the closest pictures we have of the Gospel and are honored to get to experience the love and grace of Christ in this way.
We are honored that God has entrusted us with such a beautiful story that will soon lead to holding our little light, our first child. We want to express our gratitude for your friendship and love. You are a light to our family and your support is truly humbling.
how to HELP
I created the “Be the Light” print to help raise money to go towards their adoption, while also carrying on her brother’s memory and last message. The proceeds from the print will go towards Laurie and Jon’s adoption. You can also visit their Go Fund Me page to donate to their adoption fundraiser — https://www.gofundme.com/f/dicus-family-adoption