I was uploading the pictures of Laura and Adam with their twins for this blog and got teary thinking about where we started and where we are now. From day one when I spoke with Laura I could hear the love she had for the Lord and that adoption had been on her heart for a very long time and Adam had specifically been praying for Twins for years. I first spoke with Adam and Laura on the Phone in January 2015, by February they sent me their Christian Adoption Consultantsapplication and we got started. I helped them get set up with a home study provider and they were off.
Adam and Laura had just moved and were in the middle of renovating their new home so they took things at a slower pace in the beginning because that’s what worked for them! Looking back, that wasn’t them at all. It was the Lord purposely slowing down because it would be a little longer until he revealed the babies that would be joining their family. Every once in a while I will have families that get started with me and say We would really love twins to join our family! and I always tell them we don’t see them a ton but they do happen!
So the home study process was finished around September which is right when my husband and I found out that we were going to be parents again through adoption. See it’s kind of cool being able to literally walk this journey along side my families. When the waiting is wearing on their heart I can say? I am in this with you? and talk it out with them. We were waiting for God to reveal his plan for our second child and second adoption as well. They were ready to start seeing situations and we had just found out we were going to have another son in 8 weeks! Over those 8 weeks, I would send situation after situation, some the presented to and some they didn’t feel were the right one so the waiting continued.
On November 18th, 2015 just 10 days after my son was born we received a situation of TWINS! A boy and a girl and expectant mama B? was making an adoption plan for them. I was sitting in the NICU with my little man sending them a situation with Twins. They reviewed it and wanted to present! Two days later after a long day in the NICU I was in the parking garage leaving my son for the night when I got the best call ever, Laura and Adam where about to have two babies!!!!! B? PICKED THEM!!!!
TWINS! Laura was freaking out on the phone and I remember this very second like it was yesterday. I was just with my adopted son and they would soon be in that very hospital meeting their twins. The beauty of it all is not lost on me. This is my THIRD family with Twins and another one last week that matched with twins making them #4. So many babies the Lord is joining with sweet hopeful families.
Just about 9 weeks later they met James and Ellie
These two beautiful babes don’t even yet know how loves they are by two families. They are truly a gift from the Lord.
Now a little more from Laura: