16 Oct Our “Jordan” has arrived, the miracle of embryo donation for adoption
It’s a boy
Congratulations to Mark & Linda!
6 pounds 7 ounces, 19″ long
Born October 5, 2011
Look what the Lord has done this time!
10 But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety.
What a wonderful name, Jordan, and a wonderful promise from God too!
Jordan, as an embryo! This is just before being transferred to Linda’s womb.
Jordan was born in Seattle, and we were able to go to the hospital and see the new family on Jordan’s “real-first” birthday”!
Sweet dreams Jordan– It’s a lot of work to be born!
“Wow! It’s bright out here! Hi Mom and Dad, nice to meet you finally!”
Coming very soon, another miracle boy for Laura and Matt….
“We feel so blessed to be able to be part of God’s plan for the little life that is growing inside of me. Embryo adoption has made it possible to experience the wonders of pregnancy! We are so excited to be meeting our baby boy in the next few weeks”.
-Laura and Matt
Stay tuned, our next newsletter we will be meeting another special boy, making this new mom and dad parents for the first time. We also thank God for all of our placing/donor families that make the gift of life available to these wonderful loving families!
What!? There’s more? Yes, that’s right!
Meet Kristina and Sam, also due very soon with a “surprise” baby? Another good reason to be watching for our next newsletter!
Boy, or girl? Only God knows so far…. We will keep you posted!
Kristina is due in early December. Watch for our December newsletter, with all the details and pictures!
Other Birthday News…. Elisha Lancaster is 8!
Many of you already know that Elisha, our daughter was adopted as a frozen embryo, after having spent four years in the freezer. Elisha is precious to us in so many ways, but one of the things we realize is that without her, there would have been no Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park. In many ways her life opened the doors for so many others. It reminds of the verse in Isaiah 11:6, “And a little child shall lead them”.
My husband Jeff and I are grateful beyond words for how God rescued us from the pit of despair and grief, through the great gift of her birth. We have Dr. James Dobson to thank for finding out about this way of adopting. We are grateful to Dr. Kevin Johnson of Overlake Reproductive Health in Bellevue, WA for being willing to do the first “embryo adoption” in Washington State.
Last but not least, we are thankful for Pastor Joe Fuiten for being willing to help us pioneer the first ever church ministry based embryo adoption agency “on the planet”… as someone described it once. “Firsts” are important, because there is the unique opportunity to “be a cornerstone” and to set an example of excellence, and integrity. It is also our sincere desire to see others experience the joy we have through the birth and life of our daughter Elisha!