Adam and Shauna have big hearts for adoption! They brought home their littlest one with the assistance of Christian Adoption Consultants, and soon after, brought home another daughter as well.Shauna shares their story in her own words:
“The Lord has really drawn each of our hearts towards adoption-we always knew we would adopt! I am adopted and when we were first dating I was a house parent for Russian orphans and I always said it was a “requirement” that if we got married we were going to the mission field to be house parents in Brazil at a home for children with special needs. Well, we got married and that’s exactly where the Lord put us and that is where we met our first son!
We?then came back to the states and had 3 biological children. I had a deep desire to have another child and after a few miscarriages I was pouring out my heart to the Lord and he spoke “adopt.” It took about a month as my husband I discussed and prayed and then we were ready! It was such wonderful thing; my heart had been crushed by our previous miscarriage and with this new calling He gave us much hope and joy!
We loved the whole experience with CAC as we waited for God to bring us our little girl. Tracie was always so eager to answer all my questions even before we had signed on when I was just gathering information. Then, as a client, I felt very cared for and supported the whole time and even spoke to Tracie on the phone many times when I was battling fear or doubt along the way.I love that as a client of CAC, you have your consultant there advocating for you and also you have the opportunity to be presented to so many situations.We presented to about 20 in a 6month period and then got our YES!!! It was one of the happiest days of our families lives!
We were matched on Jan. 22nd and our sweet girl was born on Feb. 26th.It was a surreal time being able to be at the birth and get to love and get to know our birth mom! I will cherish those moments and one day share them with our daughter! We are so in love with our precious little one and thank God everyday for blessing us with her! I love what my children say often, “Mom, I cannot imagine our life without her in it,” and it makes my heart melt into a thousand pieces….
When our little one was 5 months old we were contacted locally to adopt another precious girl and that again has been a testimony of Gods love and grace poured out again! Our family is so thankful for the blessings that God has brought to our home through adoption!
I always say adoption is not for the faint of heart. It definitely was a time where I grew spiritually, pressing into Him for wisdom and trust as we waited on His perfect timing and choosing for us. I also felt so honored to pray for these sweet expectant moms each time we were presented to a situation. My children really grew during this time, too, as we all learned to submit our requests to God and then wait on Him to choose the perfect plan for our family.
Even though adoption can be hard and a huge leap of faith at times, it is SO worth it! There were times on our journey that we doubted if we were on the right track. There were times when we wondered how would we do this financially,?yet the Lord guided our steps the whole time and provided in miraculous ways! We often tell people that if the Lord calls you to adopt He will provide-we have seen it again and again personally. If He has called you to adopt, He will make a way!”
Thank you, Adam and Shauna, for giving CAC the joy of watching God knit together your family!
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