The Lord began to put adoption in my (Sonya’s) heart about five years before getting married. When my Asian co-worker shared her story about when she was a little girl in her home country, I began to see the need to help little ones who are not able to completely fend for themselves. Then, Bryan and I began to date. As the topic of children came up, we realized that we shared a common interest in one day expanding our family through adoption. We believe that adoption is a beautiful metaphor for how God loves us and has adopted us into His family. However, we were uncertain as to exactly when adoption would be reality.
After about five years of marriage, we began to pray about expanding our family. Since we were both also interested in biological children, we first tried to conceive naturally. That process led us through two miscarriages and a year of infertility. However, we were finally blessed with our first child, Hannah, who is now almost 7. We have been unable to conceive a second time and we believe those difficulties have been the catalyst toward finally making adoption as reality.
At this point, we have completed the home study process and are now raising the funds necessary to bring home the newest member of our family! We have been blessed with a $4000 matching grant through a partnership between Lifesong for Orphans and our local church. 100% of your donation to our story will go to help us meet this matching grant! We cannot wait to see how God is going to use His storehouse of various riches to continue to provide for our family.
Thank you for considering how you can join us in this effort! May God be glorified in it all.
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