Dear Birth Parents
No matter where you are in this journey, know that you are doing great.
Nice to meet you!
We are Alex and Savannah! We have been married for seven years and have been trying to grow our family since the day we said, "I do." Thank you for clicking through our profile to catch a glimpse of our lives! We hope that you see just how much love we have to give a child and the hopes we have for the future! Everyone has their own unique story. It seems, often times, we have to make tough decisions to navigate our own personal journey. No matter where you are in this journey, know that you are doing great. We know these choices before you may seem difficult, overwhelming, or impossible, but know that we have so much respect and admiration for you because you are making these important decisions for you and your family. We know that choosing the perfect family for your baby is not easy, but know that our entire family (to include our Army family) from all over the world is praying for you! We know you are strong, selfless, and so full of love. It's for these reasons that we are confident that you will be able to navigate this leg of your journey!
We are a little biased, but we have been able to grow together in a way that most married couples just don't get to.
In the beginning
Fifteen years ago, at a local Tom Thumb grocery store a boy had a crush on a girl. Alex was hired as a grocery bagger and always managed to work his way back to a certain register. Savannah was a cashier, so, way out of his league. Throughout our year working together, we became close, creating inside jokes, sharing laughs, and just making each other's day more fun. Eventually, Alex left for college and we lost touch for a just a few years. He eventually graduated and returned to his hometown only to find his way back to that very same grocery store where we had met. Alex knew now what he had known in his heart then... That Savannah was the girl he was meant to be with. We've been together ever since! After dating for a year and a half, Alex found his way into the Army and left for training. We were long distance for almost a year and it was tough, as it is for most, but we were still able to grow closer during that time! With all that training completed, we were able to finally get our first little townhome together in Alabama! Before we even had our household goods unpacked, we were already bringing family and close friends out for our small courthouse wedding. That day was perfect in every way and is absolutely something we will never forget! Army life is difficult at times, but it does give us a unique perspective on life, family, and each other. We are a little biased, but we have been able to grow together in a way that most married couples just don't get to. We have experienced the stress of multiple moves to faraway places, deployments, and training exercises. Through it all we are stronger and so grateful for every opportunity we are given. We have been blessed with the support of not only our family, but our Army family as well; letting us see just how loved we are. Through it all, we are stronger together. We would describe our relationship as a rock-solid commitment, and unshakable love and perseverance!
Since it was always so difficult for us, we knew that adoption would always be in our future.
Celebrating Elijah on his birthday
The moment we were married we were so excited to start growing our family. After a year of trying, we were finally able to have our first pregnancy only to experience our first miscarriage a couple short months later. After trying for almost three more years, we knew there had to be something wrong and began exploring fertility treatments. Shortly after, we were pregnant with Elijah and it seemed like our troubles were finally over. Due to a genetic complication, he was born at 32 weeks and would spend his whole life in the NICU. We had two months and 1 day with our sweet son before he passed and are so thankful for those beautiful moments with him. Our son, Elijah Lewis was born at the beginning of November in 2018 in Hawaii and spent his entire life in the NICU. He is a huge part of our story and who we are today. We love talking about him, sharing his story, and always ensuring he is remembered. We will forever grieve him but we focus on knowing he is with Jesus. We love to celebrate him every year for his birthday by sending family and friends a birthday card with a little something to remember him by. This year we plan on making seed starters in the shapes of butterflies for everyone to hang on their Christmas trees. In the spring, they can plant them in their gardens. When the flowers finally bloom, they can think of him and remember him in a beautiful way all summer long. After he passed and on his first birthday, we celebrated him by throwing flowers from Hawaiian leis into the ocean. It is a Hawaiian funeral tradition to honor loved ones that are no longer here. We hope to be able to celebrate this tradition every year on his birthday with friends and family. After dealing with loss, hormone medications, and the cost of treatments we began discussing adoption more seriously than ever. Adoption was something that we had talked about early on in our marriage and throughout our fertility journey. Since it was always so difficult for us, we knew that adoption would always be in our future. We want nothing more than to have a family of our own. We both have dreamed about raising children together and all the exciting and scary things that come with being a parent. We are so excited to be this far on our journey and know that we have so much to offer a sweet child!
Trust that we will make sure that he or she will be given every opportunity to succeed throughout their childhood and beyond.
Faith, love, and family are our top priorities for our little one
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We hope through our words and photos that you were able to see into our world and how much love we can provide a child. Your baby will be loved beyond measure. Trust that we will make sure that he or she will be given every opportunity to succeed throughout their childhood and beyond. Faith, love, and family are our top priorities for our little one. We know this decision as well as the road leading you to it must not have been an easy one, but know that there are so many people praying for you. You're doing great, you got this!