Casey and I have both been interested in adoption from before we started dating. It was something that we both wanted separately and felt confident about together. We see the need for children to have loving homes and desperately want to meet that need. We used to pray about it from time to time as we planned our family growth. However, in the last two years we have found ourselves more and more confident that this is the path that God has laid out for us. It doesn’t take a deep dive into scripture to see that God’s heart is to care for orphans and widows. He has a love for the brokenhearted and seeks to bind them up (Psalm 174:3). “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows- this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy” Psalm 68:5-6. We, as believers, are adopted children of God. As believers, we have a responsibility to be God’s hands and feet. We are called to care for our neighbors as ourselves. I firmly believe that for our family, that means adoption. That means to equip ourselves with the knowledge we can gather about adoption, attachment, and other cultures. It means to pray earnestly and wholeheartedly for healthy, loving, unified families when it is best and for healing and open homes when it is not. We do not have all of the answers, but we know that God does. We will rely on Him in each step and trust His leading.
We are asking for our community to come around us in prayer and support as we seek to bring a new baby into our home and family. We greatly appreciate any support that you are able to provide. The first $5,500 will be matched by Lifesong for Orphans and the Karis Adoption Fund. We are so thankful that you would consider coming alongside us. Thank you!
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Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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