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!

What this blog is (not) about

This page is based on one originally posted on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2008

This blog is NOT meant to be:
  1. A lifeless play-by-play of a process called adoption or parenthood.
  2. A place to vent about our frustrations related to waiting for our children or raising them.
  3. A soapbox for our personal agendas.
  4. A preachy-preachy sermon.
  5. A commercial for our adoption agency.
This blog is intended to:
  1. Document our adoption and parenting journeys as part of our (and our children's) life story.
  2. Grow into a document that shows our children how deeply we loved them since long before we knew their names.
  3. Keep our friends and family posted about the details of this journey.
  4. Reflect the love of the Father toward each of His children.
  5. Testify to God's faithfulness from the minute to the cosmically grand.
This post is a reminder to myself of the goals I have for this journal.  It is also a reminder to any readers that, though fingerprints and government approvals and paperwork are a part of adopting, they are by no means the most consequential.  I remind myself frequently that adopting is not about paperwork, it is about our children being a part of our family.  Even more truly, it is about the Creator of the Universe loving his creation so much that he would reach into it and ordain families to be together... and people to be together with Him:  not separated because of our sinsick nature.  We have always desired that God use our family as a living snapshot of His love for us and the way in which he adopts us as sons and daughters through the sacrifice of His own Son.  

That is what this blog (and our family) is about.