What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born. ~Pearl S. Buck~
My name is Amada Kniep, and I am so excited to be working with Little Miracles in a capacity of a volunteer.
Now a little about me. I am from a small town in central Illinois, but let me tell you, adoption is a big thing where I’m from. I was brought up knowing many adoptive families in my church and as I grew up, adoption always seemed a very obvious answer to how I would add to my future family. I just needed to find a husband who agreed! When I met my husband Brad, I knew it was meant to be because wouldn't you know it, he wanted to adopt too! Well, we got married and not too long after, our son Josiah was born. Then, two years later (birthdays 3 days apart) our daughter Novea was born. We were so blessed to have these two kids, but we knew it was time to move forward with adoption.
After researching for years (and I mean years!) I came across Little Miracles, and within a couple emails and one phone call, I knew this was the agency for us. After loads of paperwork and hours of phone calls, we brought home an adorable little 4 year old girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who we named Kendi. She has been a perfect fit for our family, despite my fears of adopting an “older” child, I couldn't imagine life without her! God always knows what he’s doing and has a perfect plan for our lives!
Now things can get a little crazy in our house, having a 5, 4 and 3 year old running around, but years of being a nanny and a large amount of coffee have prepared me for this life!