Even though Tim and I both desired to adopt for years, we always had a reason as to why it wasn’t the correct timing. Before we knew it, our oldest child in his final year of high school, and our “baby” was about to turn eight! It served as a catalyst to start conversations again. Our hearts began to stir more and more. We prayed, we read scriptures, we talked to other adoptive families, we looked at our intentions and the reasons we did / didn’t want to move forward. The only thing that was stopping us was fear… fear of the process, fear of the unknown, fear of finances. But – fear is not of the Lord. We put fear aside, said yes! Our journey started in May of 2018, and we are now waiting to be matched with a little girl from China with medical special needs. The LORD has been so good to us and given us peace each step of the way. We are so thankful!!
Finances was definitely one of our “fear factors”. The estimated costs are over $36,000. But, we don’t feel that is a reason for us to say ‘no’, and we all feel that Christ is calling us to “now”. We are so thankful that Pure Gift of God has partnered with us on a matching grant. Thank you for joining us on our journey! Please keep us in prayer, not just regarding finances, but also for the journey, transitions, etc. Thank you again!!