Married as high school sweethearts, Bill and Donna Arnold's marriage had ripened and matured over 23 years. They've always dreamed of sharing their life and love with a child. The Arnolds had a strong network of extended family and friends, a beautiful home and solid security. They watched their friends all becoming parents and grandparents. Eight different couples chose them to stand as godparents. They tried not to become discouraged as multiple in-vitro fertilization efforts failed, time passed and they remained childless. The Arnolds turned to adoption, applied to become adoptive parents and began their wait with confidence that regardless of their disappointments, when the time was right, their prayers would be answered in a positive way.
In fall, 2002, Bill and Donna took young Tim home to join the Arnold family and begin living their dream.