Our journey to adoption began long before we were married. God laid the desire to adopt on my heart – even before having biological children.
I came to know the Jesus as Lord when I was 15 years old. Soon after, I served with a team in southern India working alongside small orphanages in the mountains. It was there that the Lord opened my eyes to a great need in this world - to care for the widows and orphans (James 1:27). Ever since I prayed that the Lord would grant me the faith to pursue adoption one day.
Colin and I met in 2009, and were married in 2014. After many conversations together, and the Lord leading us individually as well, it became clear that God was asking us to step out in faith and start the process of growing our family through domestic adoption. We are in the process of working with a Christian adoption agency in Greenville, SC and are hoping to be matched with a baby in the next 9-12 months.
Our anticipated expenses for the adoption are approximately $24,000 which includes home study expenses, agency costs, matching and placement fees, care for the birth mother, and legal and finalization costs. We're doing everything we can to set aside money, but we know we can't come anywhere close to that number ourselves. The numbers seem overwhelming, but we are reminded in 1 Thess. 5:24, “The God who calls (us) is faithful, and He can be trusted to make it so.”
Are we excited? Yes. Are we nervous? A thousand times yes. But the Lord has made it clear to us that this journey will create a testimony of His power in our lives and the lives of our future family and we cant wait to look back one day and see the Lords faithfulness every step of the way. The best is truly yet to come!
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PRAY - We are praying diligently and would be honored if you would simply stand with us in agreement. Please pray for the health and well-being of the expectant mother and child throughout the pregnancy and beyond. Pray that the mother be surrounded by positive, healthy influences. Pray for a birth and adoption free of complications. And lastly, we ask you to pray that more and more mothers across our nation choose life and that God provides the loving families to raise them.
We are so excited to add to our family through the blessing of adoption. We love and thank each of you for loving us and walking with us through this journey!