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I have been thinking a lot about this lately, and how we as christians should be stepping out and supporting our fellow brother's and sister's in the cause for the orphan. There are so many things we can do, like support them financially, even if it is just a little-it all adds up, pray for these families, help them wit fundraisers, offer childcare, etc., etc. There is also a new ministry through a church in my state that is helping people bring as many foster children into christian homes by casting a vision to the church's, and showing them that it is a responsibility of all of us to help, as this is what the Lord tells us to do. They are doing things like helping families build rooms onto their homes to offset costs, so that they have more room for more children that need a place to belong. They speak at church's and share the importance of getting involved in such an important cause. They teach the church to be an entire body of support. How can we look away? How can we not help? These are little children, through no fault of their own, have been left without families to love and care for them. The need is great, and it is not only orphanages across the world where kids are in need, but right in our own backyards. So many people think that adoption is just for those with infertility issues. This is not the case. The Bible clearly states that it is our responsibility to care for orphans. From a very young age, somehow this was something I knew I must do. It wasn't something I learned in church, and it wasn't something I was told to do. It was something I knew the Bible said. I can clearly remember early in ny marriage looking at myself in the mirror one day and knowing this is what I would do. Two international adoptions, and 2 foster babies later, here I am. For us, this is normal. For us, this is the way it should be, and for us, it is the most blessed life. My prayer is that more and more people will open up to the possibilities of building families in these ways. You will be so glad you did.
We are a christian adoptive family! God has pieced together our family in a way that is more beautiful than anything I could have imagined! We have adopted internationally, as well as through the US foster care system, but most importantly we have all been adopted by God! Ephesians 1:5 says "God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ".
We live on a small hobby farm, and homeschool our six children. Life is full!
My first miracle born in 2001. After giving birth to her, I realized that being a mother was the best job out there, and children are a miracle and precious gift from God. She is a true country girl at heart. Horses are her passion. She is an amazing big sister to her 5 little siblings!
Adopted from China in 2007.
Her sweet spirit fills our home with beauty and love. She is our little dancer, and introduced me to the world of recitals, dance practices, tutu's and ballet! Most of all, her love for Jesus shines bright, and even at her young age, she has a passion for orphan care and missions. These are subjects she talks and prays about on a daily basis! Can't wait to see where the Lord takes this girl!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
God's surprises never cease to amaze me. He is Laney's full sibling who came to live with us in Nov. 2011. Our son since the day he arrived. This is the sweetest boy you will ever meet.
Adopted from U.S. foster care November 2011.
Words cannot describe the joy this precious pumpkin brings to our lives! Another sweet miracle fromt the Lord. She was our first foster baby, arriving at the age of 7 weeks. We were blessed to adopt her in November of 2011. She refers to herself as a princess, and is also a lover of kittens, books, and dancing. I guess many more dance practices and recitals are in our future, lol!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
She was our second foster child who came home from the hospital at one week old. She livens up our days with her endless energy and strong will! It has been such a joy to see her and Austin have the chance to be together as brother and sister, and they definately have a bond that makes my heart smile!
Adopted from U.S. foster care July 2013. What a surprise it was to see that the little boy I pictured in my mind, who only the Lord would know, was actually in need of a forever family! Another miraculous gift from the Lord. He arrived at 4 mos. of age in Oct. 2011. Cute as can be with a contagious laugh and smile.