Meet Matt & Tonya
We wait for God to fulfill our greatest desire—for a baby to call our own. We have a story like so many who are on this roller coaster called adoption. We have had tremendous grief and loss, but also have tremendous inspiration and hope from so many others who have faced this journey.
Our story starts as we fell in love many years ago. We exchanged vows and were immediately ready to have a baby. However, our amazing God had other plans. He gave me the pleasure and honor to conceive and carry for 14 weeks not once but TWICE! That means we have TWO sweet babies in Heaven! We cannot put into words the absolute blessing it is to carry one of God's precious children if only for a short time. Through our 10 years of marriage, we have tried many different avenues for conception. God still had other plans.
On the second anniversary of the loss of our second baby I burst into tears and looked at Matthew and said I want to adopt a baby! He looked at me and said, find out what we need to do! That's how he is. Because he is so committed to our marriage, he has always been willing to take extra steps to provide for our family.
We have a unique family unit. We have two amazing sons from Matthew’s previous marriage, River & Wyatt. They are 23 and 20 and they made me a mother first. That, I thank God for every day. River is now married and his wife, Kayla, is expecting a little boy in June. We also have two doggies, Malli & Willie. I love my family, and I love that it is not like most. So, to the sweet baby we will one day get to call our own, YOU are loved beyond measure. YOU are loved at this very moment. YOU are going to be an amazing human being. To the amazing woman who will give birth to this amazing human being, YOU are loved at this very moment. YOU are both covered in prayer and will continue to be even after our greatest desire has been fulfilled.
“For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” 1 Samuel 1:27