Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We're ADOPTING!!!

I tried to hold out on you long enough, but I just can't do it any more! We have decided to go through the Foster/Adoption process, and after an hour long conference call yesterday it is very clear that this is what God wants us to do right now. There are so many children that are ready for homes they just need the right family! We are very excited.

We are going to go through a Christian Agency named Family Link. We are go to request ages 5 and under, 3 or less children, and any gender or race. As you can see our lives can change very quickly in the next few months. We were told on the conference call that as long as we get our part done (ie. paperwork, CPR/First Aid, Fire and Safety Inspection, etc) then they will do their best to get children placed with us ASAP.

We ask that you join us in praying for these little lives that God is going to bring to us. Please pray for them to come to know Christ, that we can show them Christ's unconditional love for them, and God will prepare us to be parents. We are already so in love with these children even though we don't know who they are yet. We completely covet your prayers.

Also, please pray about how you can be apart of taking care of orphans as Scripture commands believers to. There are so many children that need a loving home and you can support them through prayer or bringing them into your own home.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Congratulations! I can't wait until you get a child or children placed with you. Many prayers for you and the children...

Candice O'Dell said...

Oh Cynthia - this is amazing! You and Paul are going to be wonderful parents and the children that are placed with you will be so blessed! I will be praying for you! Can't wait to hear more good news!!

Elizabeth said...

This is super exciting! Jason and I have been talking about the necessity of taking Jesus' word to heart when he says to care for the widows and the orphans. Even through the process of having Jude, we have been wondering if we should adopt our future children. I can't wait to hear more about this process and how God uses you guys to bless your children!

Rose Adoption Journey said...

Thanks for the encouragement....you will be in for quite an adventure. Gods love will sustain you through this journey!