We are pursuing an adoption of a precious baby girl, born late May across the world in the Democratic Republic of Congo!
For several years we’ve prayed about adoption, but as I’d research it seemed so daunting. We prayed that God would place a child before us… and less than a month ago, he did!
A friend told me about this baby and within weeks of her birth we had submitted paperwork for an adoption home study.
I’m still amazed at the way God worked to place her in our hearts–she’d been abandoned at the hospital as a newborn with a rough start in life–but she’s now fully healthy and adoptable. Until she reaches our arms, she’ll be in the care of a small, loving, Christian orphanage.
The process of adoption is wondrous. I’m in awe and humbled that we have the opportunity to love this little girl. We are praying as we work through the paperwork and legalities, and have been told the process will likely be between six and twelve months. It’s a long time to wait when my youngest daughter is across the ocean, but it’s a short breath in the scope of eternity.
I’d like to post her picture–she’s absolutely beautiful–yet I’m mindful of the fact that she’s not yet legally ours–despite what our hearts may say, so I’ll wait. Sharing photos on an open blog is a sensitive topic and foreign governments have different regulations to protect the privacy of children awaiting adoption.
May the process be divinely expedited so she’ll arrive in our arms soon! Born Marie Clare in the Congo, she’ll be our Kivren Marie. She’s already so dear to us!