We originally began our journey to adopt a “healthy” child from China. By the time our biological daughter, Arella, was born the “healthy” child wait had slowed down dramatically, from three years to about six and a half. After much prayer and discussion, we moved forward with the “waiting child” program which is healthy older children and children of all ages with special needs. Things moved quickly after that. We met and brought our daughter, Zoe, home a few months later. We’re so in love with our little Spicy Peanut who is just 6 months younger than Arella. It’s a crazy, awesome love these girls have for each other, and we have for them.
Zoe was and is such a blessing and joy to our family, that we decided to adopt again shortly after she came home. On October 26, 2016, after three and half years of waiting, we were matched and accepted the referral for a precious little girl!!! We have named her, Dakaia. Please join us in praying for her by name as we work and wait to bring her home forever!
I’m absolutely passionate about adoption, so if you have any questions or just want to talk adoption, send an email through the contact page or give me a shout through one of the social icons below!
Here is a link to our FOREVER FAMILY DAY. The posts following this one chronicle our journey as an adoptive family. I hope they encourage you.
The agency we used to adopt from China
The agency that we are using to adopt from Ethiopia
Supporting families & equipping churches
The go-to nutrition & feeding resource for adoptive & foster families
Providing Gospel-centered resources to mobilize the church for global orphan care
A BETTER WAY TO TALK ABOUT ADOPTION
Discusses how we talk about adoption in the Church, written by an adult adoptee.
THE HARDEST PART ABOUT GROWING UP AS A TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEE
Important perspective from a teenage adoptee.