Around 9 mos of age, there was a court hearing. We were all out of town. I recieved a call from the Guardian ad Litem, and she had some not-so-good news. She said that some relatives had come forward. They were very interested. We knew this could be the beginning of the end of our time with baby L. We waited months, and were told that the relatives finally passed the homestudy. I found out that these relatives were notified by the biological grandmother, who has numerous problems, and has been banned from seeing baby L. She had asked them to consider taking baby L, and knew nothing about us, or that we were a pre-adoptive home. Fast forward 6 months, and we got a call out of the blue, stating that the relative placement may happen even before the termination trial, so they wanted us all to come to a meeting. We went, and the relatives participated by phone. After the meeting we were told we would hear of the decision within a couple weeks, and we never did. I asked a few times, and was given vague answers. The next thing I knew our social worker quit, and a few months later the new one was bringing up adoption of baby L. The relatives had not made contact. The dept. was recommending she remain with us, and her biological mother wanted that as well. Within a month, we had signed the open adoption agreement, and then her mom relinquished her rights. We are now awaiting transfer to the adoption unit, which takes months. It's a miracle. We love our little baby L! Only a few more days and she turns 2! I guess we can't call her baby L anymore??! We give God all the glory and thanks for this one. We are so blessed.
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.