This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!
Friday, March 16, 2007
We made the decision to adopt in the summer of 2006, but God decided long before what our family would grow to look like. All of our efforts to gather documents and prepare our hearts and hour home for our child are done with love and the confidence that in God's perfect timing, his Will will be done in our family.
We want to post our milestones here so that our friends and family can be in prayer with us about our child and his or her long journey to our arms and so that each step of the process will be documented for our child to see what the journey looked like from our end.
Our process toward finding our child began in the summer of 2006, but began in our hearts long ago and began in God's plan from the beginning of time.
Summer 2006--We came to the decision to adopt a child from Latin America and began searching for an agency. We settled on America World Adoption Agency (www.awaa.org) and their El Salvador program.
November 2006--Our application to AWAA was accepted and we officially began to build the large dossier of documents necessary to adopt our first child.
January 2007--We started our homestudy, meeting about once a week with our social worker and gathering documents to help her write a report about our family and hour home.
Here in this place we will record the rest of our journey. We hope to include significant events, stories and photographs as we wait for our little one to come home.