21214 - 1 SMALLKelli and Shane contacted American Adoptions in 2011 not because they were having trouble getting pregnant, but because they wanted to add a girl to their family. Their sons were 3, 5 and 7, and they wanted to adopt before there was too much of an age gap between them. While their wait took a little longer than expected, Kelli feels that their 20-month journey was always meant to lead them to their daughter Lyrick.

Kelli recently shared her story with American Adoptions:

I’ve sat down at a keyboard more times than I can count to write this story – the story of how we made our family complete. And yet, how do I put into words this exhilarating, exasperating, and sometimes exhausting adventure? Still I keep trying, knowing that it is a story that needs to be told for our daughter, our sons, and future generations of our family.  

To read the rest of Kelli, Shane and Lyrick’s Adoption Story, visit our website!