Our Adoption

our adoption story

It all began with a concert……

We arrived early for an Andrew Peterson concert, but were invited to stay for the speaker. It was going to be a closing to a conference the church had been having all week. A mission’s conference, on “Widows and Orphans.” We had never heard of the speaker, at the time, Russell Moore. However, as we sat listening to his adoption story, and his call for the church to be involved in orphan care, Jason and I both realized God was calling us to adopt.

Fast forward a year later, we were introduced again to the idea of adoption through Russell Moore’s book: Adopted for Life. In 2013 we made phone calls, wrote emails, surfed the web, and read books to find the right path for us to follow. There are so many questions to ask before we could even take one step. But we knew, without a shadow of a doubt, God was calling us to adopt. Even when Jason lost his job on the day of our first home study meeting, we felt it was attack from the enemy – not a “no” from God. We have never felt so sure of something in our entire lives. We knew if we didn’t adopt, we would be disobeying God’s will for our lives.

On January 1, 2014 we filled out our first application.  We welcomed our baby girl home in March of 2015. You can read about our trip to China here.

We never knew how God would use a tiny little seed, like a book or a message from one person, to blossom into something so beautiful! We are excited to announce we are adopting again! You can read about our second adoption from China here: Frazer Adoption. Click on the picture below to support!

Frazer Adoption From China

Here is a list of adoption related posts, associated with our story of Liana.

Our Trip to China (Part 1)

Our Trip to China (Part 2)

Adoption Update: Six Weeks Home

Adoption Update: Eight Weeks Home

Adoption Update: Six Months Home

It Has Changed Me

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Five Ways to Love Fearlessly

Seven Lessons I’ve Learned (So Far)

Guest Post for No Hands But Ours – Hands of a Faithful God

Adoption Update: Ten Months Home

Guest Post for No Hands But Ours – The Truth of Parenting a Child With Unknowns

Guest Post for No Hands But Ours – What Can Grow in the Dark?

A Letter to My Daughter on the First Belong Day

A Letter to Myself on the First Belong Day

Our First Family Day

When You Use the Same Coffee Cup Everyday

Don’t Wait Until for a Season of Normal to Find Peace


You can also read these adoption related posts in general.

Adoption is…

Getting Started

Tips for a Waiting Mom

12 Ways Ordinary People Can Serve Orphans

Our New Daughter

A New Name

Ways to Help Adoptive Parents