Our journey into the adoption process really started a couple of years ago. We have been discussing adoption, specifically from Haiti, after we learned of the destruction from the earthquake. We are not sure why this was laid on our hearts so suddenly but we knew something was happening as the talks started. The discussions soon dissipated as life continued to roll on. There were still discussions of adoption over the years but it didn't seem serious as our family continued to grow.
This all changed on February 25, 2012, as we decided to finally listen to God's calling for our family to start the adoption process. So we started the adoption research and felt extremely overwhelmed but with help from friends and the web we were able to find a fit with our adoption agency-America World Adoption Agency (AWAA). We knew from our initial contacts with this agency that it was the right choice for our family.
After we were accepted by AWAA we began our search for a home study agency. This process was a bit more difficult as we wanted to partner with an agency with strong Christian beliefs and values that was close to our home. Through AWAA resources we partnered with Evangelical Child and Family Agency. Praise God for His guidance through this process as it did feel overwhelming initially but now we have a peace about our decisions.
The next step is to complete ALL of our paperwork for the home study and dossier (let the fun begin!!). Please keep us in your prayers through this process. Specifically pray that the heart of the child in Haiti will be prepared for this journey. Pray for our children that their hearts would be welcoming of their new sibling. And praise God for His goodness in our lives.