We're Ryan and Kari Elder, best friend husband and wife, pizza connoisseurs, masters of witty comebacks, hiking fans, and most importantly, followers of Jesus. We have a passionate desire to expand God’s kingdom by raising up tiny disciples for His glory. What we thought was just a natural, guaranteed “next step” of life in parenthood, has actually led one of the most redeeming and sanctifying journeys of our lives. After over three years of trying to conceive, the Lord has called us to domestic, infant adoption. This journey has not been an easy one, but has been so rewarding and life-giving. We are overwhelmed by the love and support that our friends, family, and people we've never met have shown. We know this baby is so loved, and will never let him or her forget that!