About 16 months ago, my wife and I got “the call” from CPS, letting us know that there were two children in need of a foster home. After months of training and working to become licensed foster parents, this was the moment we had been praying for. It was love at first sight for us, and words cannot describe the beautiful memories we’ve made over the past 16 months, as the four of us have truly become a family.
Now, I am thrilled to announce that the adoption paperwork has been signed! In a few weeks, we’ll appear before a judge and become the forever parents of these two amazing kids. When I stop and think about all the Lord has protected them from, and the way He has carried us through the ups and downs of this entire process, I cannot help but stand in awe of the way He has brought our family together. For each of you who has followed this blog and prayed for us along the way – thank you! God has done great things for our family, and He has absolutely answered your prayers!
As we look forward to our Adoption Day, which is sure to be one of my favorite anniversaries, I’m also filled with gratitude about the way God the Father has adopted all those place their faith in Christ into His eternal family. We were lost and on our own, and through the cross He welcomed us in with open arms, making us fellow heirs with Christ. What an incredible thought – and what joy this brings!
“The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.”