Dear family and friends,
Jon and I have recently decided to begin the adoption process.
We are specifically interested in adopting from foster care. This means that we may become temporary parents to children who will eventually be reunited with their birth families. We do hope to adopt, and we trust that God will provide. Our prayer is that God is also providing us as parents to these children who desperately need safety, stability, and unconditional love.
There are several emotions that immediately come to mind when we talk about this process:
- Total freaking-out-is-this-real-life
- Anxiety about keeping a child alive and healthy and happy
- But mostly excitement!
This is just the beginning. We are starting months of paperwork, inspections, home studies, counseling, etc. And we are asking you, our family and friends, to be involved in the best way – through prayer. Please be in prayer for us and for all children in the foster care system, especially those who come through our home.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
I will continue to post updates and details here on the blog. Feel free to contact us with questions – we are more than happy to share!
Joy in Jesus,
Jon & Emily