Some girls played house with their dolls, yet I enjoyed playing orphanage when I was a little girl. God placed in my heart a love for the fatherless when I was young. Before Kevin and I were married we both talked about possibly growing our family through adoption. After years of infertility we clearly saw that God was preparing our hearts for adoption. We anticipated the day when we would be called, “mommy” and “daddy.” It was only two months after completing our home study that God ﬁlled our arms with our ﬁrst son, Noah.
He brought so much joy and love into our home. We had yet another home study and this time learned to wait for God’s timing. We ﬁnally brought home little Nathan (Gift of God) after two years of planning, praying, and waiting. His life is a miracle and we know God chose us for each other. We are looking forward to adopting yet again … once we are settled in our new home in England.
There are so many God-things that we could mention. The ﬁrst one that comes to our mind is that God provided for adoption to be completely paid for before we brought our son home. What a miracle! One factor in our adoption that was particularly important to us was the timing of our placement. We have an international move coming up in January of 2016. We needed our child to be in our home before the end of 2014 because it takes nearly a year to complete the paperwork. Nathan was born on December 29, 2014 – just in time. God’s timing is always perfect.
Thank you, Kevin and Anna, for sharing your story! What a great reminder that God holds every detail together by the purpose of His good will.
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