The Jonsson Family Love Story

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God has a way of showing up unexpectedly sometimes and knocking on the front door of your heart and beckoning you outside. So you follow, because you love and trust this One.

One night we went to sleep with our lives feeling full (and at times spilling over!), and we awoke the next morning with a beckon back to Ethiopia, back to the 4.5 million orphans.

I always said “5 and finished.” We have five children, including two from Ethiopia. Yet here was our Father knocking on the front door of our hearts and calling us back to adoption. It was honestly not an easy decision…the money we don’t have, the grief and loss we will embrace as a family, the risk of unbalancing our little family unit, and an unknown future of a child with an unknown past, but the decision felt like a clear one. So we submitted our adoption application, knowing we had a long road ahead of us.


November 2000

Adopting From


We Are

“They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61