In Psalm 68:6, we read that God places the lonely in families. As children of God, the message of adoption is written on our hearts. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, we have all been adopted into the family of God. It is out of an overflow of that love that we consider opening our hearts and homes to a child in need of a family!
Before we began courting, I expressed to my husband the desire God had placed on my heart. From the time I was eight years old, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Men had birthed a desire in me to open my heart and home to children in need of a family. We knew it was in our future, and were constantly praying about God’s perfect timing to move forward.
When our third child was six months old, we began the adoption process. Since it was something I had known we would do, I had researched quite a bit. Being familiar with process allowed me to focus on each step, and gave us a foundation to work from.
If you have been considering adoption from foster care, I hope the following helps you find a foundation from which to work. Laws vary by county, and every experience is unique. But there are some key ways to prepare, and a typical order in which the adoption process takes place.
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Here you will find the musings of a homeschooling, work from home, adoptive Momma of 7! Adventures in faith, family, adoption, and training up a tribe to follow hard after Jesus are spilled into these posts --- most often written with a cup of coffee in hand. I hope you'll stick around a while and find something - more likely SOMEONE! - that brings you hope!
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