Fox Family Adoption
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About the campaign
We are John and Shaneyne from North Carolina, and we are parents to two incredible, high energy, loving little boys! We have three dogs, and live a crazy, awesome, beautiful life! We are now adopting our third child from China, and we feel so incredibly blessed and excited to be on this journey of bringing our little one home.
I always knew that I wanted children, from as early as I could remember. I felt from a very young age that the most important calling in my life was going to be to be a mother, and for a very long time I have always felt that adoption would be one way I would become a mother. Over the last six years of our marriage, we have welcomed our two little boys, and becoming parents has been the greatest joy and challenge of our lives. We feel grateful and blessed everyday that God created these two wonderful babies and sent them to us.
I knew after our second son was born, our family still was not complete. I always knew someone was missing, and I knew we weren't finished having kids. Once our little guy turned one, we started having the discussions about having another baby. Adoption wasn't on our minds, as my husband had expressed reservations many years ago when I had brought up this topic. I had almost hid it in the back of my heart, knowing he may never be open to it.
One day, we went to a birthday party for a friend’s son. At this party I met a lady, whom I spoke to at length over the course of about 2 hours. She was a foster mom, and she was hoping to adopt the two little ones she was caring for. We spoke at length about adoption. I asked so many questions. I remember talking to her and telling her “I would love to do this. I would love to adopt, but my husband... he will never have it, he's not open to it at all.” Had we talked about this again? No. But, I just assumed because he was SO adamant years ago that this would never happen. This conversation resurfaced every feeling, every pull to adoption, that I had buried long ago to protect my heart. Thoughts began running through my head. “Maybe, this is why we haven't been blessed with another baby yet. Maybe the missing piece to our puzzle is somewhere in this world.”
I casually brought it up to John the next day, well aware he would shut me down. The shock on my face had to have been pretty evident when he responded with, “I mean, I'm definitely open to adoption if you really want to look into it”. Shocked. Not only was he open to it, he was openly ready to learn more about it, and openly excited about the possibility of adding to our family through adoption. Over time his heart changed.
I don't believe in coincidences. I believe our stories are drafted for us by the God whom I love, and it's up to us to LISTEN to his voice. Circumstances, events, and yes, even people, are placed in our lives to open our ears and our hearts to truly listen to the voice which is calling us; calling us to walk with Him on our life's journey, and to write our story. So, this is our story. We are so looking forward to growing our family through adoption. All donations or purchases will be used to for our Dossier filing fee, which will be due as soon as our Dossier is filed and sent to China. We appreciate all of your support!