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At top, Gloria Fischer, left, and Joel Fischer spend some time at home with their 10 1/2-month-old son, Isaac. The Fischers adopted Isaac last year. The official adoption date was June 7.(Chris Huber/Republic)

Adapting to adoption

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Gloria and Joel Fischer were uncertain if they'd get to have a family.

The Mitchell couple, who will be married for 17 years in October, knew they wanted to have children. It was just a matter if they could have children.


"We saw doctors, and the possibility of us conceiving wasn't impossible, but it just wasn't happening," Joel said.

So they decided on adoption.

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