Last fall Luke and Melissa got started on a journey they had been considering and praying about for years. They felt the Lord was calling them to expand their family. Not only did he expand their family, but their faith through the process.
Like many families who are considering adoption, they wondered how they would afford their adoption. They stepped out in faith and trusted God to provide. The Lord truly blessed their fundraising efforts over the coming months and provided in incredible ways through their friends, family, and even strangers.
In June, I forwarded them a situation of baby girl who was due in just a few short weeks and they decided to present their profile for the first time. A few days later they were thrilled to find out they were chosen!Melissa shares more about what this journey has taught them below…
More than anything, throughout the journey of adoption, God was teaching (and re-teaching) us that He is good and that He can be trusted. Whether it was trusting Him in the home study, trusting Him in the fundraising, trusting Him in the match, or trusting Him once we met our daughter: God was reminding us that there is no mountain too big for him to move. Our pastor once said that difficulty has a way of, “focusing your gaze and broadening your perspective,” and the adoption process proved this statement to be true.
Throughout the process CAC stood beside us and counseled us along the way. Without Leah’s wisdom and guidance, I am not sure what we would have done. To say that we are different is an understatement. God used the process to expand our faith and our family, and now our prayer is that he will continue to use the experience to expand our influence as we advocate for adoption and for families who God is calling to take the journey that we took.