For 13 years Sarah and Jeremy felt like they were being led to the path of adoption. Together with their 4 biological sons, they started to actively pursue adoption.

When their oldest son was an infant, he had open heart surgery. Because of this experience, they felt equipped to handle a more complex adoption, and they started looking into children who had heart conditions. They learned that a lot of children who have Down syndrome also have heart conditions.

While looking through adoption files from an orphanage in Yerevan Armenia,   Sarah saw a picture of Maria, who has Down syndrome. ” I saw Maria’s face, and I had seen many other faces over the years, and they are always just so cute and you want to adopt them all, but something was very different when I saw Maria’s face. It’s like God told me, “that’s your daughter, go get her!”