The G Family is Adopting
Swell Adoption Fund: July 2016
Building a Family Through Adoption
Hey, we are Manuel and Michelle! We were first led to adoption about 2 1/2 years ago. Manuel brought it up to me when we began looking into seeing an infertility specialist. After doing some research into adoption, I said "No. No way. This looks like a lot of work, and a huge risk. This is going to be scary. This is going to cost a lot of money. This is going to be rough on us. No." But the idea kept coming up, and Manuel remained steadfast that this was the way we were meant to have our family.
Suddenly, adoption was surrounding us. We found out one of our friends was adopted. There were sermons at church about adoption. Songs on the radio, and stories online jumped out at me about adoption. We prayed about it. Then prayed some more. Finally, I agreed to stop running from it. It was clearly God's plan for us, and it was time to embrace it.
Pursuing this adoption has been nothing like what I thought it was going to be. It has been all about Love.
We have experienced God's love for us in so many new ways since we have started this process, and it has left us secure in the knowledge that this is His plan, and He is in control of everything. We have had so many people come up to us and tell us that they are praying for us. The feeling of knowing you have an entire team of people saying daily prayers for you and your future child is almost overwhelming.
A love for the birth-mothers has been placed on our hearts so strong that it brings me to tears praying for them. I can't imagine what they are going through during this time, and pray that they receive some peace from their decision. And finally, a love so strong for our child. We were expecting this wait to be hard, but what we didn't know was that we would already love this child.
This child we have never met, and know absolutely nothing about. But we love them already. We can't wait to meet him or her, but we rest assured that they will come to us when it is time. God has everything in control, and we couldn't be happier about that.
We can't wait to see where this process eventually takes us, and are looking forward to the amazing ride that is to come! The day they place our baby in our arms will be the happiest day of our lives.