Adoption Update!!

 

We have very exciting news!!! We want to introduce you to our son Samuel!!!   He is a beautiful 10 month old little boy… in pink.

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After an almost 3 year process and many twists and turns we know who our son is!!! We have just received our Letter of Approval from China and should be able to travel to bring him home in early spring. We stand in awe of God’s plan and allowing us the opportunity to bring this child into our family. We are already in love and just can’t wait to bring him home. We chose his name Samuel when we started the adoption process so we have been praying for him by name long before he was born. We changed to the China program one week before he was born.

For those who haven’t spoken to us personally you are probably wondering how we went from adopting from Ethiopia to China. The simple answer, our son was there! But at the time we were saddened and disheartened to see a time of uncertainty in the Ethiopia adoption program. They were not sure of the future of the program and we had to make the difficult decision of whether to wait and see or change to another program. We knew we had felt called to adopt first and Ethiopia second, so after two years we started all over and turned our hearts and prayers toward China.

One amazing way God has shown us his sovereignty over all the details was in my prayer journal. The night we saw his picture for the first time I decided to look back in my journal around the day he was born.  The day after he was born I wrote….

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We ask for you to please pray for our son and for our family as we prepare to bring him home. There are still many more steps in the process so we need lots of patience.  Please pray for Samuel that God will protect and keep him until we can arrive to bring him home.  Thank you for joining us in this journey!!!

THIS POST EXPLAINS MORE ABOUT OUR HEART AND CALL TO ADOPTION