The Milford's story is one of patience! Ashley has wanted to adopt since she was fifteen years old and during their courting the Milford's knew they wanted to adopt at least one child. After much prayer, they decided China. Then came the patience - they had to wait until they met the 30 year old age minimum requirement. Six months out from Ashley's 30th birthday, they started the paperwork!
With two belly babies and one adopted girl now at home along with their 2 dogs, their "first kids", the Milford family is very close and pretty laid back. They enjoy doing pretty much anything as long as they can do it together.
The Milford's adopted daughter was diagnosed with a dual heart condition by her orphanize in China. They felt is necessary to go ahead and do open heart surgery on her before her new family could get to China. Now they follow up with specialists here.
Some advice the Milford's would share with others comtemplating adoption is to make sure you have a support system, either family or friends or both. The adoption journey can be trying, but it will shape and grow you into the parent you need to be for your child. And Ashley would say to always look for the silver lining.
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