Sophia Isabella
Adopted Domestically at Birth

Sophia at 2 1/2 years old

            Our precious Sophia entered our life through adoption.  We only knew of her twenty days before her birth and I must say that it was not an easy decision for us to make.  Adopting a baby domestic through a kinship was unfamiliar territory to us, but it was our children (many of which were teens and young adults) who opened our eyes to realizing that that even though she was not born into the best of circumstances that she was already part of our family and that we needed to help her and our daughter through this.   It is a decision that we have never regretted as we know we serve a God of mercy and forgiveness, a God of new beginning who loves all of His children. 

            Sophia had a rough start and was allergic to milk based formula.  Even after we changed her to soy formula, she was fussy and didn’t sleep well at night.  It didn’t take long to realize she was a tough little cookie with a strong will.  As she grew over her first two years, she began to soften and is now a joy.  Gabriella and Sophia are very close to each other and they play well together.  Sophia loves animals and has a special place in her heart for puppies and dogs.  This has been very surprising to us being that most of our other kids have been more drawn to large animals.  Sophia likes riding horses and showing cattle in the pee-wee classes too, but she especially loves her puppies. 

            Sophia is an active little girl with a hit of mischief on her mind all the time.  She loves to give hugs and kisses and has a contagious smile. 

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

                                                       ----- Proverbs 16:9