Saturday, February 6, 2010

Are we ready? Not usually.

So this is Evan's crib. Everyone who comes over laughs because we have his photo in there under the mobile, but this is the best we can do for now! We tease about how he is quiet as a mouse and ALWAYS sleeps through the night!! Such a good baby! My friend asked me if I was ready to get up in the middle of the night again, I said "sure, for 2 or 3 nights until he gets used to our schedule!" ha ha. Hopefully he will get into a good rhythm quickly but I have no idea what to expect? I'm sure I am unprepared, just like I was with the other three! One day at a time--right?
As you might imagine, we are talking to a lot of people about adoption these days and many of the families express an interest in adoption for their family. Two of the main concerns that come up are cost and difficulty (paperwork, waiting...etc.). I remember what Russell Moore said at the talk he gave at our church "just DO IT! It's not as expensive or as difficult as you think it is!" and I agree. The paperwork is cumbersome, just like taxes. You have to find documents that you don't know where they are or how to get them. You figure it out. You have to fill out long forms and sometimes you don't know the answers. You do it anyway. You have to pay fees for lawyers and others working on your behalf. You put the money together just like you do for other things you want and are important to you. Remember the Doritos commercial slogan "we'll make more!"? You do all of this in order to
How's that for simplifying the matter? Really. I don't say that as a guilt trip, because not everyone is called to adopt, but if you are feeling that urge, that prompting, than that is probably why you feel guilty as you read this! :) All I'm saying is that if you believe God is leading you to adopt don't let money or difficulty slow you down. It is quite do-able, many others have done it, and God has never been anxious over finances!

Ephesians 3:20-21

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


  1. AMEN! There are MANY more children that need homes!

  2. so many people say to me that "they wish they could adopt but they just don't have the money." i tell them how we don't really have the money either, but the Lord provides and He will provide for them as well! it's like you said, and like Dr. Moore says, if we as Christians don't adopt, they may never hear about our Savior! such and important message! i'm thankful for Dr. Moore's book and thank you for writing this post!

  3. what true words! God did it all.... Im horrible at paperwork and business stuff. I am touchly feely, kind and loving. NOT business like! ha ha! But my husband said this had to me mine, I learned that I CAN do paperwork! God provided the finances and now we wait on him to fix the red tape mess weve found ourselves in. Praying for a miracle for all the little orphans that HAVE families and just dont know it yet. (and all the mamas waiting to go get their babies)

  4. So true! The biggest thing that was holding us back was the money! It was a hard hurdle to cross and just believe and have faith that God was calling us and He would provide! Even though its still the biggest source of our stress...every payment so far we have had enough for. Just a little more waiting was involved. And we have faith that God will continue to provide. Thank you for giving that extra little shove that some just need right now! =) Can't wait to hear that you passed court!

  5. Just stumbled onto your blog. We are in Northern KY and just recieved our referral for our sweet baby girl Monday! Are you with CCI? PRAYING that you passed court today, can't wait to see pictures of Evan!


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