Keziah, Ezra and Boaz were adopted from Liberia in 2007. All three have moved out of the house and are living here in Washington.
Adalia was born in Alaska in 1996. She spent the summer of 2011 in Honduras with Teen Missions International where she met her future-husband. She trained at Bastyr University as a birth doula at age 14 and attended 7 births before moving to New Zealand in 2014 with Kiwi husband Ben.
Judah was born in Alaska in 1997. The summer of 2013 he spent in Zambia with Teen Missions International. In 2014 he went to Guatemala with Teen Missions. Judah has graduated from high school and completed two years of community college by age 17. He loves running, reading, drawing and soccer. He is currently attending Central Washington University and is part of the Douglas Honors College.
Tilly was born in British Columbia, Canada in 1998 and has dual citizenship. She was our first baby born at home. Tilly spent two weeks in Colombia in October 2013 helping teach local women to knit and crochet. She spent the summer of 2014 in Malawi drilling a well to provide fresh water to a remote village. Tilly is a talented photographer who blogs over at The Modest Muchacha.
Enoch was born in Washington in 2000. He is clever and mechanically minded. He is active in his Boy Scout troop and currently working toward Eagle Scout. Enoch enjoys building with LEGO and reading, running and biking. He spent the summer of 2015 with Teen Missions in Tanzania, East Africa.
Kalina was born in 2001 and holds the proud distinction of being our only blue eyed child. Kalina loves reading, swimming, writing poetry and playing the ukulele. Kalina was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss at age 12 and wears a hearing aid.
Mordecai was born in 2002 with amniotic band syndrome. He was the first child we adopted. He joined our family at 4 weeks old. He love LEGO, pasta and anything electronic. He is a talented artist and amazing LEGO designer.
Jubilee was also born in 2002 just seven weeks after Mordecai joined our family. They consider themselves “twins”. Jubilee loves duct tape, reading and playing games.
Hezekiah was born in 2004. He is an old soul and a thinker. You are likely to find him off by himself absorbed in a book, drawing designs for a spacecraft, or building with LEGO.
Avi was born in 2005. She was joined our family when she was just 3 days old. Her claim to fame is having been born in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. Avi is loud, vivacious and full of personality!
Tucker was born in 2005 3 1/2 months after Avi joined our family. They are our second set of “twins”. Tucker is loud and wild and loves playing with LEGO.