First Featured Families!
Hi, I’m Mindy. Peter and I were college sweethearts. We excitedly said, “I Do” and dove into our lives together. For the last 12 years of marriage, life has been quite the adventure. Peter survived a cancer diagnosis, and soon after, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. The combination threw us into the world of infertility. After a few failed fertility treatments, we had the opportunity to travel overseas and try IVF. Sadly, we were not able to conceive, and I grieved the death of our embryos as well as what felt like the end of our journey to having children of our own.
Aside from fertility issues, adoption is something that has been on my heart since I was very young. We found an agency that we wanted to work with, but money got in the way of us continuing with them. You can find that story here. Disappointed and tired of the years of waiting, we took a break from everything. This was when a new idea was placed in my heart. Embryo adoption. I knew how much my own embryos meant to me and was touched when I found out that there were families out there who were finished growing their own families and were willing to donate their extra embryos to couples like us. We have been matched with one such generous family and we are moving in that direction.
Though we love our family of two, it still feels like something is missing. The laughter and love and pure noise that children bring to a home is something that we both long for still. We are letting God write our story, and we are excited to see what the next chapter holds. Thank you for being a part of our adoption journey.
Hi, I'm Abigail and I am a big city girl who married my southern, small town husband and we moved to an in-between sized city in North Carolina. I have always wanted to be a mom, but we found out pretty early in our marriage that it was not going to be easy for us to become parents. We have been dealing with infertility for 9 years - we tried a few medications and treatments with nothing working. We both came to adoption as being the way we wanted to build our family.
We started the adoption process originally right after we moved to Germany for my husband's work about 6 years ago. We had almost completed all the steps needed when life happened and we had move back to the US after a military layoff. Our focus had to change while we found our new normal. After several years of hard work and getting settled in North Carolina, we have bought our first house, love our new community and have found our home. We started the domestic newborn adoption process all over again and have now been in the waiting phase for a year. There have been so many times that we have felt like giving up, but we have clung to God, and our faith and marriage have become stronger - and we are not giving up on the dream of having a child.
When we (Mindy and Abigail) met each other - we were both doing craft fairs and other things to help support our own adoptions and we decided to join forces and start a business - Honeycomb Hope! But we didn't want to stop with supporting just our own adoptions - we wanted to give back to other adopting families as well. We are so excited to share all of their stories with you in the coming weeks and we are so thankful for all of your support and prayers as we start this new venture.