Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog! It is our hope and prayer that we will be able to add another child to our family through adoption. We are excited to share bits and pieces of our life with you to help you get to know us better. As you can see we love taking pictures and have tons of them! So scroll, click and enjoy. Please feel free to contact us via the email below if you or someone you know is considering adoption.
~Sharlie, Andy and Tavin~
"Love life and life will love you back."- Arthur Rubinstein

Adoption Art

Check out or custom adoption art!!
Obviously we are fond of adoption.  And after going through the adoption process with our son we realized that there wasn't a whole lot of adoption art out there.  So we created some and are selling it on Etsy.com.  Click {HERE} to view our images. Our shop name is Z Shoppe and 100% of our profits go towards our adoption fund for our baby #2.  There are images for birthmothers/fathers, adoptive couples, adoptees and so much more-- and they are all custom!


Here is some other cool adoption stuff I thought would be fun to share...

This little FSA commercial reminded me so much of Andy!

I love this one too! I can totally relate.


“Adoption is not a breaking of trust but a keeping of faith… not the abandonment of a baby but an abandonment of self for a baby’s sake.”
- Curtis Young (2001)

"He is mine in a way that he will never be hers, yet he is hers in a way that he will never be mine, and so together, we are motherhood." 
-Desha Wood

"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
- Mother Teresa

“If a mother and father can love more than one child then why is it so hard to understand that a child can love more than one mother and father?” 
~ Unknown

“Children need two things. One is roots and the other is wings.” 
~ Unknown

“Giving birth does not make a mother…. Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.” 
~ Unknown