When Eric and Blythe got married in 2007, they knew that adoption was in their families future but they had no idea how seeing the orphan crisis up close would forever change their lives. After battles with infertility, a miscarriage, pregnancy, one domestic adoption and two special needs international adoptions, they currently have four sons and one beautiful daughter. During their international adoption trips, their eyes were opened and their hearts were viciously broken after seeing the reality for children in orphanages and institutions. Eric and Blythe knew then that God was just beginning their journey with advocacy, education, and orphan care, especially when it came to children with special needs. The Royaards feel incredibly blessed and honored to be a part of the Lost Sparrows team.