With much anticipation we are excited to announce that our little family of 3 will soon be adopting! God planted a seed of desire in our hearts a couple years ago to add to our family. We have waited for the right season to begin this journey, a journey that we do not know the exact outcome to and we are okay with that. We trust the one that planted the desire to work through the details and ultimately with the final outcome.
God has done a great work in our hearts to desire above all else His desire and His plans for our lives. It has birthed a trust in Him that he has good and perfect plans for our future children. It has fanned the flame of faith into a mighty fire with a supernatural peace to begin a journey many have never even heard of!
Our adoption journey will be a unique one, although I shouldn’t be surprised as we serve a unique and awesome God that will use all things for His glory! We will soon begin the process of adopting an embryo! You heard correctly, a tiny little embryo that has been frozen in time. A tiny little life created by God in His image with a purpose and a plan for its life just like each and every one of us.
Many Christian couples that have undergone IVF treatment have remaining frozen embryos that for many different reasons they can no longer birth themselves. Thankfully, there is a wonderful Christian adoption agency that helps these couples place those very loved embryo’s with other Christian families. These precious embryo’s are called snowflake babies and, to date, there have been 400 babies born to wonderful families. If you would like to read more about embryo adoption you can find lots of information and stories at www.embryoadoption.org
We know that God gives us both family and spiritual family for a reason. We cannot do this without the support of those that love us. We will need many prayers thorough the long and tedious process. We will need financial support from those that feel called to bless us. Lastly, we will need encouragement as for us this will be new and uncharted territory. We plan to blog through our journey starting from the very beginning, right here, letting our friends and families know about our plans for 2015.
Thank you for being a part of our lives, thank you for praying with us that God will give us the child He has in mind just for our family. It is so exciting, yet a little nerve racking, to leave this completely in His hands. Yet-We are excited! We are hopeful! We are willing!
As we mentioned, we do need your support. The adoption fees are several thousand dollars that we would just not be able to afford without the help of those that love us and want to bless us. We are hoping to start the home study process as early as February and that costs $1,200. Please pray about blessing us with whatever you can.
Thank you for your prayers, financial support, and love for our little GROWING family!
Ryan, Jenny & Sophia