The Pahlau Family Love Story

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Lorin: I believe adoption is a calling we have received as believers. Once, I was not a part of God’s family. I didn’t belong at his table. I was alone, and fatherless. Christ turned my life upside down when I began to understand that he wanted to have a relationship with me. He needed to take his rightful place in my life, and I have found unexplainable joy in delighting in him. As my faith grew, I began to understand that I was being grafted into his living family. I have been adopted as a child of God.

Adoption begins when our hearts break for the fatherless. I was raised by incredible parents. They provided love, stability, direction, and boundaries that allowed me to flourish and explore life. They gave me space to think, be adventurous, and make mistakes and they never pulled back their love. My heart breaks knowing that there are children right now yearning for the love of parents and a family but are left empty-handed. By God’s grace we will open our home and embrace children, giving them a forever family to love them unconditionally. We pray that these children will have the chance to know the love of God that surpasses knowledge.

We dream of a culture of adoption spreading from our family to others in our community