It's true! Our family is growing again and we couldn't be more thrilled that the Lord has called us to adoption. If you know our family personally, you've known we have always wanted to adopt. The Lord has been so faithful throughout this process and we've been chomping at the bit to share more details. James 1:27 is a command from God to care for the orphans and widows and we are trying to be obedient to that call on our lives as Christians. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27 doesn't make sense without recognizing that God adopted us into his family. He adopted us out of death and into His Kingdom of everlasting love and life, the greatest form of adoption there ever was. Worship in it's purest form is caring for orphans in the eyes of the Lord. Adoption shouldn't be our plan B if natural fertility doesn't work...we weren't God's plan B. Our Heavenly Father delights in our adoption of those orphans and widows. Adoption will not only allow us to grow our family but to display the gospel of Jesus Christ and our precious adoption into His family.
So you probably have a ton of questions about this process because as we are learning every single day, it is nothing like traditional biological pregnancy. We are so grateful that God has put people in our lives who have walked this path before and who are walking alongside of us because adoption is scary, foreign, unnatural, and such a broken process with the most beautiful outcome! I am working on a FAQ post for later this week where I will go into detail on where we are in the process, timelines, finances, etc. I should note that we have NOT been matched with a a birth mother yet. We can't wait to share our story with you and ask for you to pray with us through this process, I will be writing another post on specific ways you can pray for us and with us...just gotta find time to write my jumbled thoughts down.
Thank you for the love, we love you guys back!