Dale and Buffey have been married over 13 years and have two, handsome boy’s. Aaron is 13 and Andrew is 9. Buffey has always felt the calling to adopt, since the age of 10 years old. She would sit with her grandmother and watch Feed The Children on TV. She told her grandmother , that one day she would have a big house and help all of those children in need.
In 2002, Buffey and Dale were 5 1/2 months pregnant with a daughter, and they sadly miscarried. God had different plans for them and they knew, that one day, they would see their precious daughter again. Buffey and Dale then got pregnant with their youngest son Andrew, at the end of 2003′ and had him in June of 2004′, but with complications during the pregnancy and after. Andrew was a “Blue Baby”, with the cord wrapped twice around his neck, and wasn’t breathing, when the doctor delivered him. The doctor was a wonderful Christian woman (who wasn’t supposed to be there to deliver), who believed in the power of Prayer (as we do) and between her (THE DOCTOR) and GOD, their son’s life was saved. They decided after that pregnancy, that Buffey’s body could not endure another pregnancy, so Dale had a vasectomy done and they could no longer have children.
In 2009, they started thinking about having more children, and that their family wasn’t yet complete. They contemplated adoption many times over, but it just wasn’t coming together financially or spiritually, at that time. A year later, they decided to go and have a reversal done and tried to have more of their own biological children for two years following, but sadly found out, that the reversal didn’t work and they could not have anymore children of their own. They believed God again, had different plans for their lives.
Buffey and Dale believe that God has called them to adoption. On this journey, that they are about to embark on, they need to believe and have Faith with their whole hearts, that God will provide for them, a daughter, that they so long for…one that they can love unconditionally and cherish for the rest of her life. God says in “HIS WORD” to take care of the orphans(his beloved children) and the widows.
They truly believe God has a special plan for their lives and with all of the love, and support from their family, friends and Reece’s Rainbow, that their daughter will be with them, sooner than later. They have two big brothers and many family members that are elated to add a new member to their family.
1/23/14—HOME STUDY COMPLETE
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at chosenbygodforus.blogspot.com