We are Joel, Megan, and Emerson (also known as the Phillips family). We have had a heart for adoption longer than we've known each other. Adoption was a non-negotiable for us when discussing marriage so when it came time for us to grow our family, we knew it was time to start the adoption process. We started our adoption journey in 2017 and had to put it on pause when we found out we were pregnant with our baby girl, Emerson. When Em turned one, we were so excited to be sleeping through the night that we thought we'd wait a little longer before resuming our adoption. Before we unpaused our adoption, we were asked if we'd be interested in adopting a 6 month old baby girl. We said yes, but the grandmother ended up taking full custody of her. We ended up pregnant shortly after that and lost the baby at 6 weeks. After some time in prayer, we knew it was time to resume the adoption process. We are currently an active family in a domestic adoption program. We cannot wait to meet the child God led us to adoption for.