BC: For more information about us, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356, or visit www. adoptionlink.org. | Ryan and Andrea Conlon
FC: Ryan, Andrea, and Abigail Conlon
1: Welcome to our Story | Hello, Thank you for taking the time to get to know us better. It is our hope that something about our family touches your heart as you make this difficult decision. We pray that you find comfort and peace with your decision regarding the family that you choose.
2: HOW WE STARTED | We met at the church where both of our families had been going for many years. We dated for a year then we got engaged. Ryan proposed at the park where we had our first date. One year later we were married.
3: OUR ADOPTION STORY | We had been married about a year when we decided to start a family. We tried for about 2 years on our own with no pregnancy. We knew that with Andrea's Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome that we may need assistance in getting pregnant, so we started fertility treatments. After two years of fertility, we were thrilled when Andrea became pregnant. That excitement was short lived when we discovered that we were having quadruplets and the complications began early. The pregnancy resulted in pre-term labor and our hearts breaking as our quads were taken from us. During our grief our thoughts turned to thinking about where this would lead us. We decided that fertility had not been in God's plan and that is when we turned to adoption. Two years after starting our adoption journey we joined our birth-mother at the hospital for the birth of our beautiful Abigail.
4: OUR FAMILY | We are fortunate to have both sets of parents and each of our sisters no more than thirty minutes away. We enjoy getting together with our family to grill out, share the holidays, and take weekend camping trips. Andrea's extended family still resides in Kentucky, where she was born, and we visit there as often as we can. Ryan has a large extended family that lives near us and they are all excited to watch our family grow once again. | Everyone had a great time at Abbi's 1st birthday Party
5: Andrea and Abbi enjoyed taking part in a cousin's wedding. | Abbi's first birthday party! | Trick or Treat Time
6: Ryan | Everyone looks for their soul mate and I was lucky to find mine in Ryan. Ryan is a very giving, caring, and fun loving person, so a career in law enforcement is perfect. Ryan also has a laid back side that draws children to him. He is such an amazing father and Abigail loves nothing more than to hang out with her Dad. Watching her little face light up when he comes home is the best part of the day.
7: Napping with Daddy! | Taking in a Seattle Mariners Game. | Favorites: Movie: The Blues Brothers Color: Blue Food: Chicken Wings Band: Dave Matthews Band TV Show: Seinfeld Vacation: Camping | Playing in the Basement
8: Andrea | Andrea is completely and totally the love of my life. Being with Andrea has really shown me how easy and good life can be. She is a kind and loving soul who cares very much about her family and friends. One of the many ways that she exhibits this is working as a nurse. She also enjoys working with children in our church and teaching vacation Bible school. Seeing how much she enjoys caring for Abigail and how much Abigail mimics Andrea warms my heart.
9: Andrea on a trip to Chicago with her mom. | Andrea playing cornhole at the farm. | Favorites: Movie: Pretty Woman Color: Green Food: Steak and Potato Band: Reba McEntire TV Show: The Golden Girls Vacation: Any Beach
10: Abigail | Abigail is a fun loving typical toddler. She is exploring and learning new things everyday. Watching her learn and grow is very fulfilling.
11: Playing in the kiddie pool. | Abigail loves spaghetti | Camping
12: Andrea's Family | Andrea's Parents, Jim and Pam Bradley, have been married for 35 years and live less than 30 minutes away. They are overjoyed with Abigial since she is their first grandchild and they are looking forward to our next addition. | Andrea's sister Bridgett and her husband Jerry going to Church with Abbi on Easter.
13: Ryan's Family | Ryan's parents Jim and JoEtta Conlon, have been married for 45 years. They live very close to us, enjoy spending time with all three of their grandchildren, and are excited to expand the family once again. | Ryan's sister Kellie and her husband Rick enjoyed celebrating Abbi's first birthday.
14: Thelma and Clodagh | Our dogs are a big part of our family. They love playing with Abigail and being her protectors. They can't wait to add another playmate.
15: Clodagh camping | Napping with Abbi | Clodagh lounging | Thelma giving lovin'. | Best Buds
16: Abbi loves getting to see her Great Grandparents. | Abbi loving on her Grammy | Abbi exploring the Smokey Moutains with her Pap. | Abbi and her cousins Lily and Andrew riding their horse (Daddy).
17: Uncle Rick reading to Andrew and Abbi. | Abbi celebrating her 1st birthday with her Grampy and Pap. | Andrea and Ryan in Las Vegas with friends. | Abbi's Church Dedication. | Abbi and Nana ready for Halloween | Abbi having cake with her Aunt Bridgett and Uncle Jerry
18: We would like to thank you for taking the time to get know our family a little better. We would love to meet you and answer any further questions you may have.
19: Thank you | Ryan, Andrea, and Abigail Conlon