The Call To Adopt
January 2012 John and I were 1,000 miles apart, and God spoke to both our hearts the same day: “I want you to adopt children from the foster care system.”
Yes, “children.” As in plural.
We didn’t have time in our schedules to think of adding on more kids. We had full lives. Yet we were obedient. (I’m so thankful!)
After months of paperwork, foster care training, and home studies, our house was declared “open” November 2012.
On January 9, 2013, we meet “Sissy” and “Buddy.”
On January 10, 2013, we brought them home.
For the last six months we’ve all be in transition. The kids have been learning what a family is like. And we have been learning all types of new parenting tricks (with the help of awesome behavioral therapists). We’ve also been expanding our hearts.
July 16, 2013, the judge declared these children as Goyers. I’d like you to meet them! <click to tweet>
Alyssa is now three and LOVES having an older sister and younger brother!
Welcome to our family . . . forever!