Kevin and Tessa knew each other for five years before they finally decided to start dating. After so many years of friendship, it didn’t take them long at all to decide that they wanted to spend together forever. Six months after their first date, they were married.

Marrying later in life, they knew that time was not on their side to start a family and so they immediately began trying to have a child. “We had a lot of hope those first few months and spent many ’2 week waits’ dreaming about nurseries and baby showers and names (and Kevin changing his first messy diaper!),” Tessa recalls. “But as time passed, our anxieties grew and we wasted no time getting to a doctor at the one year mark.”

Kevin and Tessa sought treatments for a year and half. But the emotional, monetary, and time expenses were just too much for them — especially when their last attempt ended in the loss of  twins. ”We decided it was time to really step back and reevaluate our lives and reconsider the path that God had for us.”

In those dark days of negative results, the couple clung to a promise from Psalm 27:13-14: “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

“Nothing about waiting is ever easy,” says Tessa. ”The unknown is often overwhelming. Many times it has brought me to my knees only to be reminded that God has a plan for me and it is a plan of hope and good things in the future – not one of disaster and ongoing heartache.”

As they began to research adoption avenues, Kevin and Tessa were presented with an opportunity to work with Because of Isaac to help meet their funding needs.  ”The timing of this opportunity has served to reinforce our certainty in our current decision – we could not have orchestrated this on our own – it’s totally a God thing! We are so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to how God will use this situation to further his kingdom through the journey of our adoption.”

UPDATE – November 2016: Adoption Goal has been reached!
Kevin and Tessa become Mom and Dad! They are Because of Isaac’s fourth Forever Family!

Kevin & Tessa

Kevin & Tessa with their new son!


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