We were very excited to hear recently that Brandon and Ashley Greenway completed the adoption of their daughter, Lottie Kate. Clement Arts supported the Greenway adoption with our Parables kids concert in the fall of 2014. Since then, Brandon and Ashley had a long wait to be matched with a birth mother and child. We spoke with Ashley (and bio daughter, Lola) about the long-awaited adoption.
CA: When did your family begin the adoption process? What led you to the desire to adopt?
Ashley: Brandon and I both had hearts for adoption. When we were dating in high school and knew we were going to get married, we discussed building a family and adopting. We started the process in April of 2014.
CA: How was Clement Arts able to help you during your adoption process?
Ashley: Clement Arts has helped us in both emotional and financial ways with the fundraiser that was held towards the beginning of our process, along with the surprise that whole experience provided. The emotional help was probably more important to us, since the fact that we were chosen was awe inspiring in itself. Any time we would feel like it was taking too long or that we weren’t getting chosen and started to lose hope, we would use that experience as proof that we were doing God’s will and that he was supporting us the whole way. We really felt like we just sat back and watched God work through Clement Arts. The whole experience has been such a blessing and very humbling.
“Any time we would feel like it was taking too long or that we weren’t getting chosen and started to lose hope, we would use that experience [with Clement Arts] as proof that we were doing God’s will and that he was supporting us the whole way.”
CA: What were your feelings when you realized Lottie Kate was going to be your daughter?
Ashley: We were so excited and pretty much in disbelief that the day had finally come! We felt so thankful and blessed! We were so humbled by it all, that God had given us this chance to take Lottie Kate into our family and home. We were so beyond ready to get our baby and to fill her precious little life with love.
Lola: I was so excited to have a sister because I had been wanting a brother or a sister for a very long time, like 20 years or something.
CA: What excites you about the future of your family?
Ashley: Watching our girls experience sisterhood. Watching Lottie Kate learn about Jesus and fall in love with Him. Everything that comes along with having children: laughter, fun, sweetness, and enjoying our bond as parent and child. Outside of salvation and marriage, parenthood is the sweetest blessing. We are so thankful for our two girls God has so sweetly given us, each in His perfect timing!