Eight months ago we started something that will change our lives.
It was during high school that I first felt like adoption was something I wanted to pursue someday, so I started praying that God would lay that desire on my future husband’s heart, too. (This was one of many prayers I journaled for him that it’s cool to see how God answered in just the right way!)
Although Devin wasn’t as avid a journaler as I was and so can’t pinpoint the precise age, he’s felt like adoption was in his future since at least his early twenties. Because of our seven-year age gap, that was probably the same time as I was praying for him.
God was writing our prologue and we didn’t even know it yet.
Fast-forward 10+ years later and our fixer-upper is finished (or as finished as houses can be!), but two bedrooms are hardly furnished because we don’t know yet how to fill them.
And it may be YEARS yet before we do.
It may take a long time to bring our child(ren) home. Adoption can be a long and finicky process, after all.
But God’s grace is sufficient.
So for now we fill out stacks of paperwork taller than I am, attend trainings, install a fire extinguisher, add books on adoption to our nightstand, and pray.
Adoption is bittersweet, traumatic, redemptive, and ultimately a picture of God’s adopting us into His forever family.
We’ve known for a long time adoption would be part of our story (it even plays a small part in many of my novels!). We’re just opening chapter one.
We’re pursuing domestic adoption through child services. And we invite you to pray with us.