Hi Friends! We've got news!
Our family is overjoyed to share that we are growing our family through ADOPTION (again)!!
We have been working for a few months on the initial steps and paperwork and have completed all the applications and are Home Study Approved! We have just applied to the same agency that we used to adopt Jack in Wichita, Kansas and are very excited to return to this agency. They provided wonderful support and communication throughout our process for both our family and Jack's birth mom. We plan to adopt a newborn and hope to be matched with a birth mom and baby soon!
Many of you walked with us and supported us during Jack’s adoption and we absolutely could not have done it without your generosity in giving financially and through prayer. We also know that we cannot go through this process again without you (nor do we want to!) For those who may not know, adoption can be very expensive. The average cost for domestic adoption is anywhere from $30-50k. This cost includes expenses such as agency fees, legal fees, birth mother expenses, medical expenses, travel expenses, home study fees and so on. The cost can seem overwhelming to us at times, but we trust that the Lord will provide.
We are sensitive to the fact that this season has brought financial hardship to many families' so please feel no obligation - but we have made a page available to those who have asked and feel led to partner with us financially.
We would also ask for your prayer covering! This waiting season in adoption can be incredibly challenging in many ways but our prayer is that the Lord would use this time to strengthen our marriage and our family as we prepare to open our home to another child. Would you also pray specifically for the birth-mom that we would match with. Please pray for her heart as she makes an adoption plan. We cannot imagine what this is like, but we would ask that you pray for her as she makes this decision and that she would be filled with peace as she makes it!
Our sincere hope is that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up! We are rejoicing in starting this journey again and are so thankful for each of you joining us in it!
David, Steph & Jack