We have been interrogated (home study) and fingerprinted and begun to pay out large sums of money. Which only means one thing; we’ve got exciting news! Another adoption is in the works for our family.  It has been a bit over two years since e and little h joined our family and now we are ready to start again. Bringing in orphans gets in your blood; I’ve watched countless families go on to more adoptions since we’ve been exposed to the adoption network. It is such a strong call to care for the orphan and if God has called you to it, you cannot resist.

This morning we retained a lawyer. Our road to expanding will be a bit different this time around. We’ll be adopting domestically instead of internationally.  Honestly, for me, it has been a struggle to come to grips with this different path. My heart has been ready to move towards another adoption for many, many months, but the question has always been where do we go? Since we adopted from Ethiopia in 2009 we have seen many changes in the process and watched it almost look like it would shut down. Thankfully, that isn’t the case and adoptions are still moving along. While our hearts have a pull towards Ethiopia we knew deep down that God wasn’t calling us there this time around. We investigated China, special needs, and once again felt the Lord closing that door. We investigated fostering with the hope to adopt and there, too, felt that wasn’t the path to travel. So now we both have landed on domestic adoption and we feel this is where God has us for this particular time. We’re excited to see what the Lord has in plan for our family and appreciate your prayers and support!


  1. joanna
    May 4, 2011

    i’m so stinkin excited for you all! can’t wait to meet the new Forrest!

  2. Penelope
    May 4, 2011

    Such exciting news! Congratulations!

  3. Kerry
    May 4, 2011

    we are so excited for you guys! We will certainly be in prayer. Can;t wait to hear all about it.

  4. apryl
    May 9, 2011

    H–this is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more as God’s plan for your family becomes apparent. Congratulations on another addition!

  5. Debi
    May 30, 2011

    So happy for your family! I know that God has chosen a very special child for you that will be so blessed by being a Forrest.
    Love and hugs and prayers!

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