After a long season of waiting, praying and trusting in the order of things Tom and Shannon welcomed a new baby into their already family of four. In 2015, they began considering adoption after learning they could no longer have children due to medical reasons. Their biological sons, Logan and Chase were aware of their parents plan to adopt but were completely surprised to see their newborn baby brother, Jackson.
Adopting Jackson was a sheer miracle. The family had already been so close to adopting another child once before until things fell through at the last minute. So while Tom and Shannon left on "vacation" to Florida to adopt their new son, the boys stayed with their grandparents in Iowa. But like all the best surprises, Logan and Carter came to Florida to join their parents!