Hello readers. Chris and I are officially beginning the process of international adoption. There’s so much to tell and we’ve barely begun. My sister-in-law encouraged me to start a blog so everyone can follow alongside us.
Where to start?
I’ve been feeling called to adopt for sometime now. I’ve spent time in prayer and research. At the same time, Chris has been loosely following a high school acquaintance‘s international adoption journey on social media.
I finally discussed my thoughts with Chris. As he began researching, he was instantly put off by the cost. One night, after a two week hiatus from Facebook, he clicked on the app with intentions to only look at his updates. Instantly, at the top of his feed, a video caught his attention. It was a video blog about the high school acquaintance‘s journey to adopt their son from South Korea. He and his wife spoke specifically about the finances and how it can be very intimidating but God provided for them. They encouraged others to step out in faith and trust that God would provide. The video discussed much more than finances of course but the financial part was exactly what Chris needed to hear. Their testimony was moving and spoke deeply to us. One day we’ll have to tell them how instrumental they were in our journey.
Now we begin…
So far we’ve :
- Chosen a Christian faith-based adoption agency America World http://Awaa.org
- Been pre-accepted into the Haiti program
- Spoken with the Intake Counselor and submitted an official application
- Recognized that we’ll need anywhere from $30,000 – $60,000 to complete the adoption. (Gulp!)
Currently, we would love prayers. Prayers for guidance, financial assistance, faith and discernment.
Thank you all for reading. I’m so eager to see where God leads us and I’m excited to start this process!! More soon…