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!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

God's plan does not change

This I know to be true:  God is always moving.  Most often we don't see it, but he doesn't stop orchestrating our lives and all of Creation for His glory just because we look away.  Every so often we can see the shadow of his omnipotent hand moving through our lives in ways that reveal little bits of His glory and little bits of His sovereign plan.  

That's why this is a pivotal post.

We have known for a long time that God has called us to adopt.  For over a year, we have been on a path toward adopting our first child, trusting the Lord would bring us together with our child in His perfect timing.  We have been waiting along with other America World families in the El Salvador program.  That was the right place for us to be, and this week we found out why.  During the past year of waiting, God has grown and shaped us into who He needed us to be in the moment we were presented with the opportunity to switch from the El Salvador program to a brand new one in Brazil.  And we switched.

But God's plan for our family did not change.  It was our hearts that changed.  As of today, we are no longer waiting for a toddler from El Salvador.  No, God has more for our family.  

We are now waiting for two siblings from Brazil!  

We do not know who they are yet, but we are beginning to update all of our paperwork to submit a new dossier to Brazil.   Hopefully, within a year's time, we will be traveling to Brazil for 6 weeks and coming home as a family of 4!  

God is good at abundance, and he is good at preparing us to receive his riches.  His plan never changed.  It was the hearts of His servants that changed.  What a blessing it is to be open to the leading of the Lord.  His plans are perfect!