♥ Upon Liam's first birthday and a special note to surrogate mother Soraya...

As you know we have climbed rocky mountains and God decided to bless us with Soraya who was kind enough to carry our baby.

For those who don't know the Grothe family, Soraya is a wonderful mom of five kids, Ethan, Hannah, Micah, Benjamin and Jael. She is married to a wonderful husband who is a pastor his name is Frederick. She was born in Fredericton and now lives in a small town called Springdale, Newfoundland. She home schools her kids and comes from a strong Christian background. In her spare time she enjoys baking, doing activities with her children and helping with church events. I met her a year ago and today we are as close as family .

We believe Disappointments are God`s way of saying I have something better, Trust in God, Have Faith and Be Patient. Today we believe God send this angel who is so unselfish in making a memorable difference.

The Lord takes, but he also gives and today we see his generosity in Soraya and our Liam. The Lord brought us together. Soraya truly walks with the Lord, as only a few could do what she has done with such joy, for us. May the Lord bless Soraya and her family abundantly.

Our dreams have come true, we are a family of 3. Disney movies, family dinners, bedtime stories, long cuddles, a messy house, sleeping by 9pm and hearing a little voice at 2 am.

Clayton, Taryn & Liam