Both of us have been touched by adoption in our extended families, so we planned to adopt before we even married. After having three children relatively early in our marriage we knew that we wanted to add to our family through adoption. We first looked into foster-adoption and completed our home study through our county, but nothing panned out in that direction. We applied for a grant from Sacred Selections knowing that we would never be able to afford the cost of adopting a baby. A few months later, we happened to learn about a baby girl who was in need of a home. We traveled to meet and adopt sweet, tiny Ella, and she has been an irreplaceable blessing to our family ever since. We are so thankful to God and the Sacred Selections Foundation for bringing us together.