Saturday, November 17, 2012

National Adoption Day

We want to use this blog to communicate what is happening in our adoption adventure as well as meaningful events in our lives.  Today is National Adoption Day and I wanted to share a link to a story that I felt was important.  Our adoption adventure is at the heart of this story.  There are children in this world who face insurmountable odds if they grow up in an orphanage.  I promise not every post we make will have heart wrenching, tear jerking stories.  This is us after all so there will be plenty of goofiness and amusement.  Please take a moment to read the story and then say a prayer for all those children waiting for a family and the families waiting for them.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

We have exciting news!!!

As you can tell by the title we are adopting!!!  (insert happy dance here).  We are very excited to start this adventure and we created this blog so that we can share it with all of you. 

Why are we adopting?  We have felt God calling us to this for a number of years now.  Recently we have seen that God has put certain people and interactions in our lives and we know that the time to start is now.

We are adopting internationally and our hope is to adopt a sibling group.  These children are in orphanages and are absolutely beautiful and want nothing more than to be loved and cherished.  We researched numerous countries and programs to find what is the best fit for our family.

We have discussed this as a family and everybody is onboard!  The girls are learning to crochet so that they can help in future fund raising efforts.

We will try to keep this blog updated on a regular basis with news of our current family, where we are in the adoption process and just general stuff.

Please pray for us as we head out on this journey.  The power of prayer is unmeasurable and we are grateful for you following along.

So, pack your virtual bags and saddle up for a wild ride!!  We are expecting turbulence along the way.