We have had some big things happen over the past couple of weeks. We are super surprised by how this adoption is turning out...I am sure you will be too.
Last week we felt God speaking to us that where we were in this adoption process just may not be the right thing for us. We wanted to ignore Him! We are already so far in the process...why would it not be right.
We were confused to say the least but there were a lot of events that lead up to these feelings of concern. God was opening our eyes and giving us sign after sign that we were not supposed to adopt two babies from Ethiopia.
Here is the crazy part!
We chose to leave our Ethiopian agency.
We were not sure what we were going to do next and had no "plan."
I think God likes when we give up on OUR "plans."
It allows Him to take over and do what he wants with our lives.
We stopped thinking and stopped pretending like we knew what to do.
We just asked God to lead us.....
He led us straight to D.R.C.
We had no doubt about it...our children were somewhere in The Congo!
We started searching...agencies, private adoptions, Congo in general.
The Lord pointed us to All Blessings International. Man they have been a blessing to us like we never could have imagined!
We made a decision that we wanted to pursue a waiting child. This means that the child has been in the system for some time but for some reason, no one has come forward for him or her.
So instead of the agency finding us a child that fits our preference, we would choose one out of the children who were already waiting.
We decided to not specify that we wanted two children. Congo adoptions are much more expensive than Ethiopian adoptions so we figured adopting one would be expensive enough.
We asked to agency to send us info on the waiting child they thought matched our family. We prayed God would direct us and we would know who our child was.
We have decided to grow our family with a precious, shy, handsome 2 year old BOY.
We could not be more exited!
I have been watching this child on the waiting children's list for months now...trying to find him a home.
I was so surprised that he is going to be ours.
He has the cutest little hands! He was not smiling in any of the pictures but just looks like he is ready for us to love all over him!
We can't show his whole face until he is legally ours.
Then God blessed us again
A 3ish year old little GIRL! She is beautiful and healthy. She has the sweetest little smile. When she is not smiling her little eyes look full of knowledge. There was one picture where they must have asked her to smile and her little "cheese" face just about made my heart melt!
Those chocolate feet I have been waiting for!
I will share more about how these two little ones became ours on my next post:)