Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Jason and I were fingerprinted today … now, before you get the wrong idea, it is all for good.
You see, one of the blessings I have eluded to is that we are currently in the paper chase process pursuing a China adoption. Before Owen, we had talked about adoption, but then, it was our “Plan B.” We would pursue adoption IF we didn’t get pregnant again. Since, we have realized that adoption is not God’s Plan B, nor should it be our Plan B.

God does not make mistakes. And he does not need a backup plan. Adoption was not God’s plan B. You see, Jesus was adopted by his earthly father, Joseph. In addition to Jesus being adopted by Joseph, we can all be adopted into God’s eternal family.

Jason and I had seen adoption to be a second choice after biological children. But, just as God decided that some families will grow through biological children, He has also designed some families to grow through the miracle of adoption.

We are trusting in His plan and His will concerning more biological children, but we do feel that God has placed adoption on our hearts and feel that part of His plan for our family is to expand our family through adoption.

We started the paper chase process earlier this year and are nearing the end of it. Once our dossier is sent to China, the waiting truly begins. The wait time for a little girl from China is increasing every day and is currently a little over three years.

As we are waiting, please join us in praying for the orphans, in praying for the birth mothers who carry these babies, the birth parents who make the unimaginable decision to give these children up, and the other adoptive families who are waiting for their children.


Heather said...

how very exciting! We will be praying for you guys and with you durring the long journey you have ahead of you. how exciting!

Nikki said...

What a joy and honor it's been to watch as God has led and guided and paved the way. And what a privilege it's been to watch you embrace His plan and obediently follow it. We are sooo excited! Know we'll be praying and waiting right along with you! XOXO

Amy said...

I recently heard someone say that God never has a plan B. His plan is always plan A. So thankful to see you following Him in the perfect plan He has for your family. We'll be praying as you wait. I still can't believe it takes so long! :(

Love you guys!

Heidi said...

We are thankful to be a part of a church family where there are others who are traveling the same road as we are!

Amy Lu said...

Welcome to the "club"! Eph. 1:5 takes on a whole new depth of meaning! :o)

Amie@WildOlive said...

Thanks for displaying our Wild Olive button. You have received one entry into our giveaway!btw- you can get 4 more by simply doing a post about Wild Olive and including a link.

And what a touching celebration of Owen. :) Hugs to you. And congrats on the paperchase. Welcome to the club. We were DTC just two weeks ago for #8, #4 from China!Will be praying for a swift process for you.