I'm so excited to start this blog! I have been reading so many others and we all have a story to tell. Right now we are in the process of adopting a little girl from Bulgaria(her name will be Ava). We are waiting for our I800A approval(which will be soon..they are really processing quickly these days!), and then we are off to be notarized/certified..well, not us, just the documents, hee hee!
We actually began this process over a year ago..the praying part..then we signed with our agency November 29, 2008. I can't tell you how scary, exciting, overwhelming, etc. this is for us. You see, we are not risk-takers, but when faced with the question of whether or not we would have another child..adoption was what God placed on my heart!! The burden for these children has become so strong that I know I will forever be in the world of orphan care and adoption...somehow.
We started this process knowing that these children are not only on our hearts, but the very heart of God..that's what keeps us going when timelines aren't met,etc. We wondered how we would pay for the adoption(and still do), but we also know that God "owns the cattle on a thousand hills"(Ps 50:10) and He can surely provide for us. For us it is about paying a ransom..Jesus Christ paid ours in full, with His own blood, to bring us, His orphaned children home..how could WE NOT pay the ransom for this precious orphaned child!!! Is there any price too high for a child's life and hopeful salvation?
Okay, now I'm preaching!! But, we want for you to read this and be encouraged that if you choose to follow the call to care for ophans in this way...HE will provide!!(Phil 4:19)