Ever since we met, we have hoped to adopt and specifically wanted to keep a sibling group of older children together if possible. We know how important it is to grow up with your siblings and the Lord has provided us the support and community necessary to step into this opportunity and thrive as a family. Through our agency, All God’s Children International, we were led to the nation of Colombia as our adoption country. Colleen is fluent in Spanish and Reagan is learning quickly and we know this will help in the transition and attachment, especially with older children.
The Lord has heard and answered our prayers in such sweet and specific ways. We have been approved and recommended for a sibling group of FOUR children! Currently, we are awaiting our official match and are excited to meet the children the Lord is bringing into our family. It has been a long few months since we were selected to proceed in the process, and though it has been challenging at times, we are fully trusting in the Lord’s timing and expect to have a photo of them to share here very soon!
We are so thankful to be a part of Lifesong and that you are considering partnering with us in this journey. As you may have heard, adoption comes with many expenses and specifically preparing to expand our family from 2 to 6 provides unique challenges. We are so thankful that we have been awarded $8,000 in matching grants from Karis Adoption Fund + Lifesong for Orphans, so your support will have an even bigger impact!
Know that your partnership is so valued and truly will be instrumental in us welcoming our children into their forever home! Whether it is helping us cover the cost of legal fees, medical evaluations, required training, travel, living expenses while we are in country, clothing, beds, toys and the list goes on, you are helping to enable us to prepare our home and family to welcome these children home and prepare them for the rest of their lives.
Thank you for your support. May the grace and peace of God be upon you and your family.
Reagan & Colleen
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