Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Adoption Story

Dear Sweet Family & Friends,
Many of you know that in January the Lord really placed adoption on our hearts. After much prayer we began the adoption process in February- Step of Faith # 1. We first started the journey through DSS (the state). After many months of prayer, we really feel like the Lord has closed that door. We were a little frustrated at first, but when he closes one door he opens another! We decided to look into other agencies and have decided to pursue an adoption through Bethany Christian Services- Step of Faith # 2. We were originally so overwhelmed and scared about financing this adoption, but it has been amazing to see the Lord provide in so many ways, and this is just the beginning. Our friends and family have been so supportive and have already been thinking of great fundraisers to help us with the costs! The most important thing to us is all of the encouragement we have gotten and knowing that so many people are praying for us! We are really looking forward to bringing our little one home and becoming parents. Please continue to pray that His will be done and that we follow Him every step of the way!
Here are some verses that we have been focusing on during this journey:
Hebrews11:1- "Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
James1:27- "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Mathew6:19-20- "Do not store up yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."


  1. Oh Kelly!! This is so exciting! I hope me and Chuck can one day enter the world of adoption when the time is right! I love you and miss you so much!!

    Love ya, Kim

  2. Didn't realize our stories were so similar! :) So glad you're following God's plan for your lives! Can't wait to share in this journey with you both! Take care!