Waiting for the Call: A South Korean Adoption
Swell Adoption Fund: September 2016
Adopting from South Korea
Hi! We are Zach & Hannah. We are so excited to be adding a child to our family through adoption from South Korea!
We started dating when we were 18 and 19 years young and got married shortly after. On our very first date, we talked about adopting "one day". From the time I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to adopt. I can't pinpoint the exact moment that God placed adoption on my heart but it seems like it's always been there. I knew that whoever I would marry, would need to have the same heart for adoption. And he did! After 7 long years of infertility and pregnancy loss, we were blessed with our biological son, Josiah.
Through those years, adoption was always on the forefront of our minds but the time never seemed right for us. Now, 14 years after our first conversation about adoption, we are finally in the process of adopting a son or daughter from South Korea. We were initially on track to adopt domestically but, as we were waiting month after month to be chosen as parents to a newborn, God spoke to our hearts about how there were orphans all over the world already waiting to be chosen by parents. After much prayer, we decided to switch to international adoption.
We can't wait until we get the call from our Social Worker that we have a referral of a child and are trusting in God's perfect plan, provision, and timing. Although the waiting seems hard at times, we are doing the best we can to learn about Korean culture and to prepare Josiah for being a big brother.