Nevertheless, Miller turned to her faith to guide her through that difficult time. And then one night, inspiration came to the couple from a surprising place. Miller and her husband were watching the movie Martian Child, in which John Cusack’s character adopts a little boy who believes that he comes from Mars.
“The story hit us like ice cold water to the face,” Miller revealed in October 2018 on Facebook. “We both knew we wanted to adopt at some point in life, but we hadn’t tried anything exceptional to have kids yet so it wasn’t exactly the first thing on our minds.” However, she added that when they watched the film, it “quickly became all we could think about.”
It was Miller’s husband, in fact, who suggested that they go ahead with an adoption right away. So they contacted an agency and cleared out their bank account to pay the initial fee. And within just a couple of weeks, the agency had identified a pregnant woman who was planning to give her child up for adoption.