Wednesday, June 19, 2013

3 + 1 = 4

Our family is pursuing another adoption!

We are so excited to announce that it is our intention to grow our family again through adoption!  We had a wonderful, wonderful experience adopting Feven, and our family has been so blessed by her presence.  Daily I am amazed at this incredible child God created.  

There are some knowns and quite a few unknowns at this point.  We are open to one or two children (same as last time) and we want to adopt again from Ethiopia.  Our age window is a little broader than last time and we are not specifying gender.  These parameters leave a lot of room for surprises!  :)

Surprises seem to be a common theme in adoption.  When we began our first adoption, we were planning to adopt from Peru or Bolivia, and we were thinking of adopting twins.  When all was said and done we ended up with one child - a girl! - from Ethiopia.  So as we begin this next adoption focused on adopting another child (or children) from Ethiopia, we understand that the path we have begun may lead us to a place or a child that we didn't initially expect!  We look forward to traveling along this path in the next few years and seeing who we can welcome into our family.

As with our last adoption, we will keep praying that we will not be needed.  The desire of our hearts is that every child would be raised with their biological parents in a safe, loving, healthy home environment where all of their needs are met.  If this cannot be the case for a child, we have told God, "bring 'em our way!"  So now we wait again with open arms, ready to love.


  1. woohoo! Look forward to following your journey! :)

  2. Congrats! I hope everything goes well! I'd love to talk with you about this maybe at church sometime.

  3. Very exciting news! Hope the process goes quickly so you can begin your new journey by giving a child or children a new beginning and a wonderful family!

  4. Congrats! So exciting!

  5. Great news, Amber! You might consider f/b friending my friend Carolyn Vetter Twietmeyer, Executive director and founder of Project Hopeful. She and her family of 13+ adopted and biological children. Love your blog! What a sweet season of life! All glory to God!