Adoption: Home Study

In 2009, David and I got married and not long after our first wedding anniversary, we found out we had a little one on the way!

Later that year, our oldest arrived – and every two years for the next handful of years, we welcomed a new little one into our family.

While in the throes of wedding planning and then changing diapers, adoption wasn’t something we seriously considered, but along the way, little seeds were being planted.

The students I taught who had been adopted and the friends who had opened their lives to adoption and more. But to actually pursue adoption? That’s only for really brave, adventurous, go-with-the-flow people – right?

Sure, David and I have always shared a passion for supporting and partnering with pro-life causes and organizations, but brave, adventurous, go-with-the-flow people we are not.

But, friends, Aubrey changed everything. She was born with Down Syndrome, and God has used Aubrey’s life to teach us that sometimes the scariest things in life can end up being the most beautiful.

So – together – we have decided to offer a big, brave, adventurous, go-with-the-flow YES to the Lord and pursue one of the scariest things we’ve ever done – apply to become adoptive parents.

Over the past few years, there have been seasons where we have talked about the idea, researched it a little bit, and prayed about it together.

But never in the same way we have these last several months – with David looking at me in the chaos of after-dinner cleanup one evening and saying, “Let’s go ahead with the home study.”

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