Why Domestic Adoption

Adoption has been in our hearts for as many years as we have been married. 16 years this month. As a young couple we dreamed of how and when we would adopt in our future. We definetely didn’t expect a domestic adoption to be the road we would journey but that is a lot like…

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Our Family

We have been married for 16 years. . Adoption was talked about before we said “I Do”. . We struggled to conceive a baby the first few years of marriage. . We sought counsel, prayer and medical intervention. . We had a baby boy in 2006 with medical help. . We prayed for another baby…

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Adopt a Love Story

In July of 2017 we had the honor of partnering with a crowdfunding organization called Adopt a Love Story. They had an amazing film crew come in and capture our family and then created a beautiful video that shared our hearts behind adoption. We were eager to work with them and honored to get the…

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What is 7000 names?

7000 Names is a representation of what a community can do when it rallies together. We believe people all over this world love a good story and we are inviting you into our story of adoption. We are looking for 7000 story builders. Adoption is the heart of 7000 Names. The power is not in…

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Welcome!

Welcome to our first blog post, thanks for stopping by. We are JR and Aly Dakin. We have six children ranging in ages from 12 – 5 years old. We love the day in and day out life with a joyfully busy home. We have been married for 16 years. A little over a year…

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