Samantha Brandt

is adopting a child from United States of America

We are adopting again!

We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. This is why we have set a goal of $20,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up.

Our Story -

In 2013 my husband, Joel, and I were eager to start our family and got pregnant right away. We were ecstatic, until we got the heartbreaking news that our baby girl had trisomy 18, a fatal chromosomal defect. We carried our angel baby until her precious heart stopped on February 18, 2014, just two weeks before my due date. Shortly after that we knew we wanted to try and get pregnant again, but were hit with more heartache as we faced infertility.

After a few failed infertility treatment attempts we felt lead to adopt. In November 2015 we began the adoption process with an amazing agency. After working to get through the piles of paperwork, physicals, fingerprinting, home inspections, and so on we were officially on the adoption list, anxiously waiting for a birth mother to choose us.
A year later on November 16, 2016, we got a phone call from our adoption agency saying a birth mother and father had chosen us and we would be parents to a baby BOY arriving in January 2017! We were over the moon as we prepared and waited this precious boy to arrive.

Our birth mother was scheduled to have a c-section and we made arrangements to be at the hospital on January 6, 2017, for Tucker's arrival. Our incredible birth parents asked for me to be in the delivery room with the birth mother. They also referred to him as OUR little boy and called me the Mommy. Our hearts were exploding as we stared at him and held him for the first time.

Tucker has brought an immeasurable amount of joy to our lives! We cannot explain the blessing adoption has be to us or unexplainable connection we made with the birth parents. Adoption gave us our family. We are forever grateful for the unfathomable sacrifice Tucker's birth parents made for him and the impact they have had on our lives. We will never be able to fully put into words the way adoption has changed our lives or how much Tucker means to us.

We could not be more excited to begin the process again and cannot wait to see what God has in store for us on our adoption journey for baby # 2.


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  • eSalt Media Technologies LLC gave $5,000
  • Garton Family gave $100
  • Greg & Cheryl Gudorf gave $800
  • Anna Burton gave $30
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  • Matt Crooke gave $100
  • eSalt Media Technologies LLC gave $7,000
  • Cory Brandt gave $50
  • Anonymous gave $4,000
  • Serenity Hanna gave $25