Francis, Party of 4!

Chad and I are happy to announce that we have started the process for domestic infant adoption! Adoption has been part of our “Plan A” since before we were married, and our heart for adoption has only grown as we’ve more fully realized how beautifully it shadows the gospel, how huge the need is, and how our pro-life stance could be backed by our action.

It was right around when I was pregnant with M that Chad started considering adopting sooner in the birth order rather than later. We had friends who were adopting before trying for biological children, and it inspired Chad to reconsider our birth order. (Our original plan was to adopt after having 2 biological children.)

When M was about 2/2.5 months old, about a week after she started sleeping through the night consistently and the fog of sleeplessness was starting to clear, Chad and I started talking about timing for starting the adoption process. After praying about it and openly discussing it among family and friends, we decided to begin actively pursuing adoption at the end of summer when M was about 7 months old.

And here we are! We have signed on with a adoption consulting group and are in the thick of paperwork, completing our home study, and putting together our family profile.

We will be sharing details as we have them, but for now we ask that you pray with us:

  1. For kiddo #2. Pray for his/her biological mama and the difficult decision she faces in choosing who to adopt her precious child; pray that she would have comfort and peace throughout the process and thank God for her decision to choose life for her baby.
  2. For us. We know that God’s perfect plan will unravel in his timing and in his ways, and ask that you would pray alongside us for patience, wisdom, and increasing faith as we navigate the adoption process.
  3. For M. She’s gonna be a big sister!

Thanks for joining us on our journey of adoption! For more on God’s heart for adoption, read: Adoption is the Heart of the Gospel, by John Piper

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