Monday, January 14, 2013

We Have News!

We have news - BIG news for our little family:  WE ARE ADOPTING!

It probably didn't take much to realize that once you clicked on this page, but we are pretty excited about this new journey the Lord has us on!  This is something that we are following the Lord in and trusting Him to teach us many new things as we expand our family!

As of last week, we turned in all of our paperwork to begin the process of a domestic adoption of a newborn!  We are adopting through a local agency here in our town, and are now a "waiting family" looking forward to bringing home a precious newborn someday soon!

We decided that this blog would be a good way to keep our families and friends updated on our journey.  We have learned quite quickly that there was a lot for us to learn about the adoption process, and this is just another way that we can share with you the ins and outs of this whole thing.  If you are like us, there is a lot that is unknown when it comes to adoption.  We are praying that our story might be able to teach you new things about God's heart for adoption and this entire process.

Many of you might have questions for us, and we will gladly answer them in any way that we can!  I hope to get more of our story posted on here in the next few days, as well as the next big steps for us before we can bring our child home!

We would LOVE for you to partner with us in prayer as we begin this journey.  Please pray for us as we walk each step of this journey.  Here's a few ways to pray for us:

  • Our prayer has been that of Galatians 5:25, that we would "keep in step with the Spirit" as we make each decision and even as we wait.  Pray that this would continue to be our mindset.  
  • Adoption is costly, and we are trusting the Lord in a big way to provide.  Clay has said that he has preached for years to students about trusting the Lord in all things - and now we are getting to live this out!  Please pray for God's provision in this area, as our finite minds don't know how this will play out!  
  • Part of our choosing our agency is because of their ministry to the woman who will give birth to our child.  Please join us in praying for her even now.  We are asking that through this process God will reveal Himself to her in powerful ways, and that His glory would be seen throughout our entire story.  
We are excited to begin this journey, and cannot wait to meet this precious child that God has already chosen for us!  


  1. Yea! Congratulations! I cannot wait to see who God has for your precious family. I hope to have a FRONT ROW seat, lol. =) Love you, Stace.

  2. Honored and humbled to join you on this journey of obedience. Trusting the ultimate provider to meet all your needs. Excited to meet Baby C!

  3. This is so exciting! I don't know if you know or not but we are waiting for our third adopted baby to be born. Please let me know if you have any questions, need grants to apply for or just encouragement. I'd love to be a resource for you as you embark on what will be the biggest and greatest blessing of your life. Also my blog is for more of our story.

  4. We are so excited for you both!!! We will be praying! :)

  5. Yesterday marked the anniversary of an evening when I walked in a hospital room where birthmother had just finished giving birth to a beautiful girl. The adopting parents were there... bonding with the baby. I was there to bond with the birthmother, who was to be our foster daughter. She changed my world and my perspectives. I will be praying for ya'll, the healthy development of your sweet baby, and the heart of your birthmother to follow our Lord. Many are blessed through adoption. It's gonna be so fun!! ~Janet