From the beginning of our relationship, we have talked about being open to wherever and whatever God is leading us towards. Today, that’s led us to serve cross-cultural workers through clinical counseling in Eurasia, where we now live. We also talked very early on about being willing to adopt when God opened the doors for us to grow our family.
And as we move into this next season of life abroad, we believe God is asking us to step forward in faith and pursue a domestic adoption as expats. This means that although we are living abroad, we are prayerfully moving forward in a U.S. adoption.
Because adoptions take time, we started the paperwork process in the Spring of 2020 while COVID kept us in the States for longer than we’d anticipated. We got a homestudy done and filled out many adoption grant applications! We are in full time language study in our new country and anticipate being able to complete that time before being matched and returning to the States to start a new chapter of life as parents!
We are prayerfully stepping out in faith here. Becoming parents has been on our hearts for a long time, and while God’s plans aren’t always ours and His timing isn’t always ours, we are so grateful to be where we are.
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