Boyd and I have been praying for a long time about what God wants our family to do in the means of orphan care. For many years, the answer has been the same: support Babu’s orphanage and his ministry in India. But recently, within the last couple of months, God has laid a new passion on our hearts. So it is with great joy that I announce…
Our family is adopting a baby girl!
I am giddy with excitement, and have wanted to say something for a while, but our announcement was a Christmas surprise to the grandparents, so I had to wait until at least December 26th. 🙂
We do not know yet what road we’re going to take for adoption. We’re 99.999% sure it will be domestic, either via domestic adoption or foster-to-adopt. Boyd is planning on visiting with Babu about it when he goes to India in March, but we both feel very strongly led to adopt from within the United States.
I think Sara Claire might be the most excited – she’s telling everyone who will listen that she’s getting a baby sister. It’s so sweet to hear. She was disappointed when I told her there was no way we could have a new baby by this Christmas (though wouldn’t that have been nice?).
So this blog will be where I post updates about our adoption journey, how you can pray for and support us in our adoption, and how you can support orphans here at home and around the world.
Over the next few days I will post our backstory and how God has led us to this moment. But for now I just had to shout it out (now that the cat’s out of the bag for the grandparents & great-grandparents). We are SO excited and cannot wait to meet the sweet baby girl that will one day be a part of our family forever!