Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome to Adoption

 I don't even know how to start our first post. Adam and I are BEYOND THRILLED to announce that we are adopting a baby from Ethiopia. We are requesting a girl aged 0-2.
We decided to adopt for a couple simple reasons, the biggest reason being that we feel called. We have had infertility issues since we got married, and even though we never really tried to have kids, we started going through the process just to see what it would take when we were ready. The farther we got in the process, the more we felt compelled to adopt. Adam and I started really feeling like we should seriously pray about and consider adoption. And a now here we are. After a lot of prayer, discussions, research, and asking questions, we have decided to build our family through adoption.
I never knew how much I could love someone who is not even born yet.
So where are we now?
Today, June 4, we are getting our finances together. Adoption is a long and expensive process, so we need to put our finances together and look at options to save and rearrange as necessary.
What can you do?
Support us, pray for us and for our baby and her mother (who isn't even pregnant yet, and who may not even be thinking about getting pregnant! CRAZY!)
Ask us questions that you have instead of just wondering.
Support us financially, every dollar counts, and this adoption will cost around 40,000 of those dollars. So anyway you can support us is more than appreciated - it is bringing us closer to our family, and it makes you a vital piece in the puzzle to bringing home our baby.
We are so excited to see God work in us in this way and to see God provide.

Thank you for supporting us in following God's plan for our lives.

Kristen & Adam