There it is, we are adopting! It has been nothing short of a crazy couple of weeks but we are so thankful and blessed to be on this journey. Through this foster to adopt process I really want to be as transparent as possible. One because let’s face it, I’m not good at sugar coating things and two because I haven’t found a ton of information on this type of adoption. So I want others considering this route (and boy do I hope you will) to kind of know what to expect, how our journey is, and to know they are not alone.
(Gorgeous nest ring from none other than the AMAZING Melody Joy Designs.)
I realize there are going to be many questions people will have for us and some may be along the lines of questioning our sanity for adding a sixth child to the family. Sometimes we question our own sanity as well, ha! But there is one thing certain, Sam and I both feel the Lord’s leading to embark on this journey and bring this sweet little boy home. One of my friends recently joined us on this adoption journey and he wrote a great blog post on what friends and family need to know about what we are doing right now. All of this applies to us as well. It’s such weird/muddy waters we’re in right now and we are trying our best, with the Lord’s help, to navigate it.
But please, PLEASE consider partnering with us in praying for these 3 things:
*The process – His guidance and wisdom, protection for us and our little man, that the Lord will knit our hearts together, and that this journey will bring glory to Him.
*Finances – while this type of adoption isn’t expensive we do have a unique need right now. Our one and only vehicle doesn’t have any extra seats in it, so we need to get a new one. In fact, we would LOVE to get a 12 passenger van like this one that we could not only grow into, but fit comfortably in. These are not cheap and we cannot just go out and buy one. In order to bring our son home (possibly as soon as July!) we need to be able to have a place for him to ride. We know the Lord will show up in mighty way when it comes to this, but please join me in praying for this need to be met! …Also pray for patience on my part, because I am super anxious about when/how we will get a car (since we need it soon), but I am trusting (try oh so hard anyway) the Lord has got this!
*Lastly for resources – we are looking for blogs, books, podcasts, etc. on this type of adoption. We want to read anything and everything we can get our hands on! It seems the hardest part of this journey is not knowing what to expect and what our timeline looks like. Whew, it’s tough!
But all in all, we are BEYOND excited and SO glad we can shout this from the rooftops!