The most often asked question we get about adoption is..
How did you know when you were suppose to start your adoption?
This is the simplest answer that we can give….
God birthed adoption in our hearts from the very beginning, and we waited to know His timing.
We walked through the doors as they were opened.
twenty weeks of pure misery.
It’s hard to talk about the misery of my pregnancies because I know there are people
who would give anything to just be pregnant and sick.
It was an honor and a blessing to be able to get pregnant and stay pregnant and birth beautiful baby boys.
but…my pregnancies were hard.
Before we even knew that our second child was a son, we were sure that adoption would be next for us.
After Seth was born, our next plan was to get the boys to a certain point and then start our adoption.
And then we found ourselves pregnant with a third child.
Taking adoption off the table was never an option, so at that point, I realized we’d have at least four kids!
But, at twelve weeks into our third pregnancy, there wasn’t a heartbeat.
According to the ultra-sound, there hadn’t been any growth since the seven week point in the pregnancy.
We grieved the loss of that child deeply,
but we knew without a doubt that out of our loss, God was going to take us to China for our daughter.
My husband scheduled his vasectomy before we ever started the paperwork for our adoption.
We both knew that adoption was how we wanted to build the rest of our family.
I will never forget laying in the hospital room for hours waiting my turn to go into surgery for my dnc.
It was so surreal to feel the sadness of our loss and at the very same time feel such a complete sureness
that we were suppose to start our journey toward adoption.
That sureness brought great joy to me in the midst of my grief.
God uses all things to give us the full life that he has planned for us.
He used our God-daughter’s birth here..
Our trip to India here…
He used the sickness that I experienced in each of my pregnancies…
he even used our miscarriage…
At the end of every season and situation and circumstance, Adoption rang loud and true in our hearts.
~to be continued…the story of our sweet and precious, Lydia.
Linking up with Jessica over at These are the Days to celebrate Adoption