Nate: We had always talked about adoption being a good idea for our family, but it wasn’t until we started to hear sermons at church from people who have adopted that truly sealed the deal in our hearts. The testimonies that these families have told changed us. After a specific message in the summer of 2016, I felt like God was putting it on my heart and calling our family out into the waters of adoption. We trusted Him and haven’t looked back.
Caitlin: For us adoption has been plan A. We’ve made the decision to grow our family by adopting. I envision a family full of variety and diversity. We believe that adoption is at the heart of the gospel. For us, it is the foundation of our faith. God chooses to speak of us as his adopted children, children of new birth. Adoption of humans into his kingdom was costly for God, and we believe it costly for us. God didn’t leave us with feelings of abandonment. We want to teach our children, adopted and biological, about this kind of love and feel that it will help us walk in our calling that God has given us.