Monday, July 02, 2007

Our journey to children!

Well, those of you who know us, know that we have always wanted a large family. When we got married, we said we wanted biological, foster, and adopted children....how we would support all these children we didn't know:) Anyway, over a year ago, we started looking at adoption (domestic and international) At the time, China had a good program so we investigated that. Unfortunately, however, things changed in January and China put many new restrictions along with increasing the wait times. This was an obvious closed door. So, in February, we decided to pursue having a biological child. We have been in this process since.

However, that door has also closed. This has brought us back to our "first love" of fostering. We are now, (5 years to the month of first beginning classes) going to attend training in early August. This is scary but also exciting (like a lot of things in our life right now:) But, we are only committing to attending the classes at this point. It has been wonderful working in the area of Therapeutic Foster Care at Bethany over the last year and we have learned so much in the last five years. We have such a heart to help hurting kids, so this is a natural fit for us. Over the next few months, we will be training and getting all of the necessary paperwork together. Please pray for us and for the children God will be bringing into our lives very soon.

Stay along for the journey! It is an interesting one for sure!:)

1 comment:

The VWs said...

It was nice catching up this afternoon on the phone...

Hoping and praying all goes well in terms of family, church-planting, and life!