Friday, November 11, 2011

Are we scared/worried about our next adoption?

 Enjoy the pictures for today's post- they are random and really we are just testing out our new camera a bit.  And well when you have such gorgeous kiddos to test your camera is easy to take a lot of pics!!!!
 So one question I can feel people are you scared, worried, or nervous about your next child?
 In all honesty- yes would have to be the answer in that we have NO IDEA what to expect.  We have done lots of research on down syndrome, cebral palsey, blindness, deafness, older child adoption, and other medical conditions.  We have prayed.  We know this is what we are being called to.  We have no doubts in our minds or hearts. 
 But there are sooo many unknowns.  Our parameters are 1-2 children, ages 0-5, WIDE OPEN on any medical conditions.  Soooo.......yeah......we could be faced with surgeries, therapies, and much more!
 So why wouldn't we sign up for that?  :)  I think on the flip side we are confident!  We AGREE!  And if you have ever had a spouse be unsure it is sooo much harder, but when you AGREE- doubts dissipate.  Even when obstacles seem impossible.    Like the fact that our adoption expenses could be anywhere between a few thousand- 20,000+?  Yeah quite the range.  And we believe that money will not stop GOD!
 How will all of this affect our daily lives?  Don't know.  BUT WE DO KNOW GOD!  We know HIM to be full of mercy, grace, and love!  We know HIM to be full of HEALING, compassion, and the giver of all good gifts!   We know that God will NOT LET US DOWN!  HE NEVER FAILS!  We know that HE WILL PROVIDE and PROTECT US ALL on our adoption journey and beyond. 
 We know that our God will continue to give us all the strength and peace we need to do HIS WORK!
 Because really the end of the isn't about us at all!  It is about a child and not just any child.  This is the son/daughter of THE KING!  This is a child that was formed by HIS ALMIGHTY HANDS! 
And we aren't just talking about any king- we are talking about THE KING OF KINGS!  The ONE WHO CREATED the entire Earth!  THE ONE who FORGIVES our sins!  THE ONE who died for us all on the cross!!

To quote one of my favorite songs......And if our God is with us, then who could ever stop us...and if our God is for us, then who can stand against?  -NO ONE!!

So yes and no- yes because we are humans and we don't know what the future holds, and yet NO because we know whatever our future holds OUR GOD IS GREATER!


  1. "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. First of all, YAY because God is GOOD!! and secondly, oh my goodness they are getting so big!!!!!!

    -Rachel Ellender (URC)

  3. Exactly!!!! We have lived it and know it ALL to be true. "God is I AM". The end. (we will be in Tampa for Thanksgiving. I know both of us have families to spend time with..... think about it tho. Arrive Late Wednesday and Drive home on Sunday.)

  4. Special needs adoption is the most challenging.....

    And the BEST thing I have ever done!

    He is our "lucky #7" and we all love him to pieces!!!


  5. I am excited for your family, Dawn. I understand being scared and confident at the same time. It's exactly where I am now.