We are ADOPTING!!
Adoption is something the Lord first put on our hearts a little over 10 years ago. The Lord has now brought us to the place where He has made it very clear to us that it is now time for us to grow our family through adoption! In fact, He has specifically put a boy on our hearts that we feel He is calling us to adopt – to be a part of our family forever and ever!
We are very excited to share that we received pre-approval from China to adopt him! Yes, you read that right – CHINA! Let me just say that international adoption was really not on our radar. We always thought we would adopt through the US foster care system. However, God had other plans for us! He has very clearly shown us that this is the direction He wants us to go in some really cool and amazing ways. ( I plan on writing more about this here on the blog soon!)
About our soon-to-be-son…
His name is…well, it is a Chinese name that was given to him by the orphanage when he was brought to them after being found abandoned around 2 years old. Same with his birthdate – just a guess, since they knew nothing about who he was or his first couple years of life. It is recommended that we give him a new American name – so we are working on deciding what that will be! He is about 9 years old now. He has some special needs, as do most boys in Chinese orphanages. We are hopeful that we will be able to help some of these needs greatly with western medicine/doctors. We are ready to love and care for our son with whatever health needs he might have, and we are so excited to have him in our family!
We are excited about these big changes for our family and for our new son! We would love so much if you would pray for us as we go through this process over the next many months, and for our new son to adjust well to his new family, once we bring him home. I plan to update the blog regularly with our adoption journey, and I would be so honored if you followed along with us, and kept us in your prayers!
I will also be storying and updating a lot about our process through my Instagram – @katie_bimw – feel free to follow along on our journey there as well!
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18
(Praise God, we are adopted too – by God!!) – “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” Galatians 4:4-7