In The Beginning
Adoption has been a dream of mine since I was young, and I don't take for granted the fact that God gave me a husband drawn towards it as well. We are both deeply burdened by the plight of the orphan.
Adoption is a breathtaking reflection of the example laid out for us in scripture, when we are called adopted sons and daughters into God's family. Our story's end was bleak until that saving grace of adoption into the family of God.
It made sense to Kristian and me, and it has been woven into the fabric of our family since our marriage almost ten years ago. Over the years we were uncertain of the details, the timing, the location, but felt a true peace that those were not the important pieces, and that God would illuminate the path best suited for us.
And so it seems he has.
You'll find all varieties of opinions and stories out there, and many have been an encouragement to me.
This is simply our story, with no agenda to make it yours.
We have chosen domestic adoption because it is congruent with our current work to end child trafficking and exploitation through Love146, where Kristian serves as the Texas Operations Director.
Specifically, we have chosen to adopt through the Foster Care System, an often dark and forgotten corner of society, where children easily fall prey to perpetrators of all kinds. The stats on what happens to kids after aging out of the foster care system are upsetting.
So, here goes.
I don't anticipate having the time to document everything about the process, but I would like to post what is helpful and educational to us, while honoring the sensitivity and privacy of the child(ren) . I sincerely hope and pray it will bless and encourage you.
Thank you, truly, for journeying with us.