Romans 8:15 "but you have been given the spirit of adoption...as children we cry out Abba Father."
God has brought adoption into our lives in so many ways, that we decided that adoption was for us even before we were married. Our niece Anna Marie was adopted from Russia as a toddler. Our friend adopted her son Jay from medical foster care as a baby. Recently, some of our close friends just adopted their son Noah from Honduras. Being a part of these journeys has affirmed that God has planted the seeds of adoption in our hearts. We are trusting Him to complete our story in His way and grow our family by adoption.
After Adam's medical training, we started our family and were blessed with our daughter Adelaide. After several miscarriages, we decided that instead of pursuing intensive medical treatment to grow our family we would trust God to grow our family by adoption. God's timing is perfect. We are seeing that at each step of our journey. He has provided events and passages of Scripture to focus our hearts as we make decisions. He has graciously brought people into our lives to encourage us in our specific needs. God has been so faithful already. We understand the premise of adoption from God's adoption of us by faith in Jesus Christ. We have been brought into His family and given us His "Father love". It is our joy to walk that out in our own family and bring our children to know God's amazing Father love as well.
But as you know, adoption does not only make a difference for children. It is felt and known by everyone around. Just like Anna Marie, Jay and Noah made differences in our lives, we are trusting that God would use our family to make a difference in people around us. The best and sweetest difference is the one that Jesus makes after believing in Him and being adopted into God's family. Romans 6:23 "for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."
Thanks for reading our profile. We are so excited to see how God is going to complete our story.
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