This feels so surreal but we found out on September 6th that we’ve been chosen by an expectant mama and she is due 9/18! We will be traveling to Texas next week and hopefully, becoming parents to this precious baby. After two years, we can’t believe it’s really happening!
With that said, it has been quite a journey to get to this point- filled with lots of prayers, tears and heartbreak.Thank you for those prayers! Please keep praying because there are still a lot of moving parts to this story. One component is that we are required to remain in Texas for two to three weeks while our paperwork is processed by a judge and the court systems. Please pray that everything goes smoothly so we can return to Nashville after those few weeks. Another part is the financial piece. Adoption is sadly, extremely costly so we are so thankful for organizations like Lifesong for Orphans and their platform that helps eleviate some of the financial barriers and burdens. Adam and I applied for a financial grant and we have been awarded an $8,000 matching grant, courtesy of our church, Church of the City, and from Lifesong. So, if we reach $8,000 in donations, those monies are matched! We are so encouraged by this financial assistance!
In full transparency, adoption is a wonderful thing but it comes with many hard truths. Adoption is despair and hope, some parts beautiful and some parts ugly, it’s tragic and redemptive. Our joy will come from someone else’s sorrow and we are learning to sit in the uncomfortable parts of these dichotomies. Please pray for expectant mom, J, over the next couple of weeks. We can't imagine what she is feeling right now but we're honoroed we get to walk alongside her. Our hope is that our adoption journey brings glory to the Lord.
Thank you for your prayers and support. Let’s bring home this beautiful baby!
-Adam and Lauren
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