Our God is awesome! He is writing an amazing story for our family that we are blessed to share with Adopt a Love Story.
Denae and I met in the winter of 1996 and were married at the end of the summer in 1998. Early in our marriage, before having any children of our own, God started moving in our hearts to think about how we would live out the command of James 1:27 in our lives. I remember talking after presentations at church about orphans across the globe that needed a family and hoping we could give that to a child someday. At that time we weren’t sure if we would do a domestic or foreign adoption, but looking back it is amazing to see how God has prepared us for this adoption and set into place the people we would meet and places we would go in our lives.
God has blessed us with three biological girls, beautiful inside and out. Isabel is 9, Eliana is 6 years old, and Maleah is 3 years old. God has shown us His love and is teaching us how to love His people more through our children each day.
As our family grew, it became clear that we still had adoption on our hearts. Through our amazingly supportive church family, longtime friends from Faithful Adoption Consultants (who are setting an encouraging Biblical example for us), and the amazing stories from Save the Storks of the babies that are being saved through their ministry, God began placing on our hearts a baby through domestic adoption. The girls are anxious to meet and help take care of their new baby sister or brother. One thing we hope to live out and teach our children is why we chose to adopt and the beautiful true picture of Christ’s love as He has adopted us into His family (Eph. 1:5).
Please join us in this journey that only our Father in Heaven could have written. Although the cost of adopting is great, we know our God is not small, and we can’t wait to see how He teaches us to trust in Him more and more throughout this entire process. Please pray and consider how you can be a part of this story as we seek to live out what Christ has shown us not only to the child we hope to adopt, but also to the birth mother and family.
With great anticipation, excitement, and His love,