Never in a million years would you think as a young girl growing up that there is even the slightest possiblity that you will not be able to have a child of your own one day. In my daydreams as a child and teen I saw the house, the husband, the dogs and children, children playing on swings, swimming with friends, playing ball, learning to cook from their mama, playing with Namaw. Never in a million years would I have imagined that one day I would be sitting here trying to evaluate the options available to my husband and I to have a family, watching time slip by. Never in a million years would I have dreamed we would have to wait for a birthmother to have a soft spot in her heart for us and choose to give us her child to love and to raise. Never in a million years could I have imagined the pain and hurt in my heart when a door closes and you have to wait for another one to open. Never in a million years would I have dreamed I would be forced to seek out financing options to make this dream come true. We have chosen to seek an independent adoption to cut down on the expense of adoption, but we would also like to list with an agency in the near future. The costs for adoption can be very high, as some of you reading this may already know, and that is why we have developed a way for anyone who wishes to donate to the adoption of Baby Murphree. Just click on the "Donate" button and use the options availble through Paypal or contact us directly. Any donation is always accepted and appreciated and will go towards the placement costs of the adoption, whether independently or through an agency. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Blake at email@example.com. We love y'all and look forward to sharing our sweet little baby with you one day. Please keep us in your prayers during our journey.