A China Adoption Love Story
Swell Adoption Fund: July 2016
The B Family's Heart for International Adoption
When I was 14, I went on my first international missions trip to Guatemala. On that trip, I spent some time working at an orphanage. The time I spent there made such an impression on me that I knew I would some day complete an international adoption.
In 2012, my husband and I applied to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Shortly after sending our dossier, policy changes in Ethiopia seriously changed our timeline. We were on a waiting list for a year and a half. During that time, we had a biological son, Charlie.
After much prayer and discussion with our adoption agency, we decided to switch from the Ethiopia program to the Taiwan program. However, we had to wait until we both turned 30 in the summer of 2015. We put in a request for a little boy in Taiwan in August, but were turned down, because of the age of our biological son.
After more prayer and discussion with our adoption agency, we decided to switch to the China program in February of 2016. Since we have been in the China program, things have been moving very smoothly, and we have just been matched with a 5 year old boy.
God has been so good to us throughout this process, and we know he has great plans for our family!
Before we received our referral, I prayed that my husband would know without a doubt that this was our child, as soon as he saw the file. When the file arrived it was titled "Jackson", the name my husband has been saying he wanted to name our little boy! Even though we have arrived at many closed doors, we know that God has led us to this child, at this time!