S: The Ellis Family. Our Special Story.
BC: The End
FC: Our Special Story | The Ellis Family
1: Our story starts under the oak tree canopies of Tallahassee, where Mommy and Daddy met in college and fell in love.
2: One summer we went on a trip to Paris with Honey, Poppa and Mammer. There, Daddy asked Mommy to marry him. We came home, and got married and it was the happiest day of our lives! We were so excited to spend our life together and start a family of our own.
4: We tried and tried to have a baby but we couldn't. We prayed that God would help us have that special baby we wanted so badly... we decided to ask for some help. | For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
5: There was a really special woman that had lots of ovum and she wanted to share with us. So we took some of her ovum and put them in Mommy's womb.
6: Soon, Mommy's belly started getting bigger and bigger and bigger! Do you know who was inside? COLE! We were so happy to have a baby boy growing inside Mommy!
7: Mommy about 6 months pregnant with Cole!
8: We were so ready for Cole to be with us, and we think Cole was too - so much that he was born 3 months early! On September 18th a tiny little Cole was born! He weighed less than 2 pounds!
9: Cole stayed in the hospital for a while until he was big and strong enough to come home. We were so happy, and we loved our new family.
11: After a couple years, Cole wasn't a baby anymore. We thought he should have someone to play with, go on family vacations with and watch cartoons with. And Mommy and Daddy really wanted another baby! Again we prayed that God would help us have that special baby we wanted so badly. We thought long and hard about it. Since daddy was adopted when he was a baby and Cole was 1/2 adopted by using the special ovum that were shared with us, we decided to adopt a baby into our family!
12: Paige's Nursery
13: This time we got help from an adoption agency. They help connect families like ours with little babies that need a loving home. After waiting over a year, the adoption agency told us there was a baby girl that would be born soon and needed a family. We were so excited! We spent time getting the nursery ready, sharing the good news with our friends and family, and thinking of pretty girl names.
15: On May 14th, Paige was born! Mommy and Daddy met her at the hospital when she was one day old. She was beautiful and we fell in love with her at first sight! We brought her home that day and everyone was waiting at home to welcome her.
16: We went to court when Paige was a few months old to finalize the adoption! Happy day!
17: C | Paigey & Coley
18: We thank God every day for our beautiful family!
19: love. love. love
20: Our family was now complete, and that's the story of how it happened!