One of the earliest things we talked about in our relationship was our desire to pursue adoption at some point in the future. We love that adoption is a living illustration of the entire message of the Bible! The reality of our salvation is described in Scripture as being adopted into God’s family (Rom 8:12-17). We hope that in this small way, our family can be a living and breathing picture of the Gospel!
In the years since we began dating and first talked about adoption together, our desire to adopt has only grown, and we believe God is now leading us to pursue that! We have loved becoming parents and growing our family! Our lifestyle has changed quite a bit as we fill our days with our two young children, and we wouldn’t change it for the world! But we have more love left to give! And we would be thrilled to welcome another child into our home through adoption and share our world with them!
We’ve been preparing for this for a long time and saving money in hopes that we could pay for half of the adoption expenses ourselves. God has graciously allowed us to do that! But with the many expenses related to adoption (agency costs, legal fees, travel, birth parent assistance, and more) we still need about $20,000. Lifesong for Orphans has generously given us an $8,000 matching grant so your donations will help us receive all of that!
More than financial help, we would love it if you’d join us in praying for this adoption. Pray for the little baby that God has already chosen for our family. Pray for their birth mom as she faces many decisions. Pray for patience for us as we wait to be matched and for wisdom as we have to make important decisions along the way.
We’re so grateful for so many who have already come along side us in this process! We’d love if you join us too! We love talking about our adoption journey so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Thank you so much for taking time to read our story!
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