Like many couples, John Calhoun and Carly Bates found their way to adoption after experiencing infertility.
It wasn’t an out-of-left-field choice for them, though. Carly says she told John on their first date that she wanted to adopt. It just took them a few years to get there. They knew they wanted to experience what it was like to parent a newborn, so they chose to pursue local infant adoption through an agency. Just four months after completing the application process, they were chosen by the expectant parents of a baby boy.