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Hey, we are Luke and Cassy! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We are an open book and hope that you enjoy learning about us as prospective parents.
We grew up in the same small town and attended the same school. We even did many of the same activities! Despite these similar circles, we were four years apart in school so we never made a connection.
In 2011, after Luke moved home from the East Coast, Cassy was visiting home from college and we finally ran into each other. Luke knew from the moment he saw her he was going to marry Cassy! Luke finally got up the courage to ask Cassy out on a date; the rest is history. The next year and a half was filled with travel and adventure and learning more about each other. We got engaged and were married in April of 2013.
We talked often about kids and we looked forward to raising our own. We welcomed our son, Zane in 2014. In 2015, just 13 months later we welcomed our daughter Rayln! We were shocked to find out three months after Rayln was born that we were pregnant with our third child. We welcomed Mae into the world in 2016. We had three amazing kids under the age of 3! We have been so blessed.
When Mae turned 2, we were ready to have another child! It was then that we started our journey to adoption. In December of 2020, we were pleased to match and bring home sweet Jack; it has been such a blessing. We have always wanted a large family and would love to expand our family once again.
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
Our oldest Zane getting ready for his last night of flag football for the season, Dad has been their coach for the last 2 years and not sure who loves it more. Lol
The hubby and I took a short little weekend get away to cliffty falls this weekend and had a wonderful time!
We have been so crazy blessed by adoption! Our son is the most wonderful blessing! We would be honored to have our family continue to grow through adoption!
Stay in date nights are our new favorite thing, especially since the nights are getting cooler, but the kids in bed and enjoy a little us time keeps the marriage alive❤️
Happy first week of school! Mae started kindergarten, Rayln started 1st grad and Zane started 2nd. They are loving it so far!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Ours has been absolutely amazing! Lots of swimming in the lake, just put in a beach at our place so we have just been loving that! We are trying to squeeze every last bit of summer out that we can, so we hope you enjoy your next couple weeks💕💕
Loving this sweet summer time just hanging out at home💕
We had the best time in Disney with Luke's family! He has seven brothers and sisters, some half, some step, and some adoptees.. there's so many of them we forgot which is which 🤣
Zane is the best big brother! Makes our hearts want to explode💕💕
We welcomed the most sweetest, baby boy this Monday! Our family is beyond in love and so proud of his first mom and all the selfless love she has showed for baby Jack!!! We cannot wait to continue to grow our sweet, loving and large family 💕🥰
Big Easter adventure with Luke's family today! Luke has 6 brothers and sisters so it's always a super fun-filled, loud, and lots of Little's running wild! Hope everyone has an amazing Easter weekend 💕
The nursery is ready!!!
We have such a fun morning playing in the snow, the kids LOVED it! Theses little 4-wheelers have been so fun for the kids!
2020 has been a year no one will ever forget, there's obviously been some ugly, but also some beautiful! We decided to start 2021 fresh with a remodel of our kitchen to BRIGHTEN things up, so we thought we'd share! Praying for many beautiful blessings for all of you this year!!
We love watching our sunsets in the evenings at our place!! It just does something so beautiful to the soul. Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime 💕
Happy New year!!! We had a great night at the arcade!! By far are favorite game is smashing some clowns! We went out for pizza before hand, and it was amazing!
Our dog Lucy had way to much Christmas fun!
We had a great time gathering with family, playing board games and eating lots of amazing food! Last night Luke surprised the family and set up the projector and had"tickets" so it sort of resembled a movie theater so we could watch the new wonder women! Hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!
We had such a absolute blast overlanding today! Beautiful weather and great company!
Just a fun day of making gifts for her uncles for Christmas... tye-dyed cooking's aprons 😂
Just having a fun day painting at home, on this cold winter day! We love to do things like this when it's too cold to get outside, we love to see how creative kids can be!!
we took this thanksgiving to head down to beautiful Orlando, FL! We had an amazing week with lots of swimming, snow cones and everything princesses/ legos. Dad beat everyone at mini golf.. again... Had some of the best pizzas of our lives.. so much so we had it twice 🤪 Finished up the evenings with some great ice cream almost every night! We had lots of laughs and fun with each other, it was magical!
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