Love 'Splosion

Welcome to Love 'Splosion, the adoption website of Sean and Mandie Hickenbottom-Conner. We are passionate about adoption and believe it is a beautiful miracle that God uses to knit forever families together heart to heart.

Loving others is one of the most important things we are called to do as Christians, and adoption is rooted in God’s unfailing love. His adoption of us as sons and daughters who inherit His kingdom is the heavenly example of what adoption can be here on Earth.

Our sincere hope is that this site and our adoption journey will inspire you to find ways to exalt love in your daily life even more than usual – letting love grow and bloom from the inside out until it bursts out in a “love ‘splosion” to everyone you meet, everywhere you travel.

Feel free to peruse our site and come back whenever you like. Please help us spread the word about our fund-raisers and donations section – we can use all the help we can get! And please know we intend on paying it forward whenever and however possible to other adopting families and orphan charities (see the list of organizations we support in the “links” section).

If you can’t or don’t wish to donate money or buy from our fund-raising shops, please consider donating your time in prayer. We as adoptive parents, Baby C, Baby C’s birth mom/family, the Korean foster family, and the Korean and American governments involved in this process could all use your prayer cover. This is probably the best gift you could give us on this journey, and we are truly grateful.

Thank you again for checking in on us and for all that you are doing to aid in Baby C’s journey home. Your support is appreciated more than we will ever be able to express adequately.

Be well. Be blessed. Be love(d).

All the Love in the Universe,

Sean and Mandie
Our goal that will bring Desmond home.

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
   - John 14:18