I love working with couples who are local to me, so we can meet up for coffee, pray and dream together! I first met with Laura and Trevor in the summer of 2015 to talk in person. We really connected, and I loved their heart for others.
They signed on with me in August. And I loved getting to know them even better by designing their beautiful family profile book as they worked on their home study certification.
The book went to print.
Then the real wait began!
Here’s a bit from their perspective, and what God taught them in the waiting for their sweet daughter, in Laura’s words:
“God used this adoption journey to refine our faith and trust in Him. Our journey was daunting but looking back, we can see how God orchestrated every little detail so perfectly in the way that only He can.
In April 2016, shortly after presenting our profile for the sixth time and not being chosen, we received a case for a baby girl due August 2016. We prayed and sought God’s will and we felt so strongly that this child was meant for our family. We chose to present our profile and deep down, we had a peace about it.
Several days before Mother’s Day, we received the incredible news that we had been matched!
Well, turns out that our daughter’s birth mother’s name was written on that wall in addition to our daughter’s name, Grace. We had literally been praying for both of those names for months, not realizing that we’d been praying for Grace and her birth mother by name.
Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”
We want to encourage other families considering adoption. Is it hard? Yes! Is it worth it? Absolutely! The road is hard but very fulfilling. Raising the funds seemed impossible, the paperwork was overwhelming, the waiting was exhausting, and hearing “no” again and again was painful. We were refined and stretched and that was challenging! However, experiencing the process and then finally meeting your child is so very humbling. God worked out the details so beautifully and it has been such an incredible experience.