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Rodney

My wife and I knew when we got married it would be very difficult for us to conceive a child of our own. We tried for several years without success, and after careful consideration decided we would like to grow our family through adoption. We chose a local agency to assist us with the adoption process, and what a process! We filled out a phone book full of forms, attended classes, met with social workers, and then waited. And waited. Several opportunities came our way but did not work out. After months of waiting I was trying not to get my hopes up too often because I knew that we would be matched with who we were meant to be matched with. We were matched with twin boys after nine months. Overjoyed and overwhelmed comes close to what we were feeling. One of the biggest hurdles we faced at this point was that our adoption would now cost roughly twice what we had planned. We went into scramble mode – we reached out to family and friends, did different fundraising activities, and started applying for grants. The Buescher Foundation awarded us a grant, and we are forever grateful for the help. The grant helped us become a family of four, and our family is the most important thing in the world to us. We now have two beautiful one year old boys. From the bottom of our hearts we thank The Buescher Foundation for their generosity.

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