For I Know The Plans I Have For You: Kevin & Katie's Adoption Story
With any adoption there’s always the ‘nuts and bolts’ parts of finding a reputable agency to write your homestudy, getting background checks taken care of, creating a well presented family profile book, and filling out applications for placing agencies.
Then comes the waiting.
That’s the easy part.
Said no adoptive family ever!
Often times as adoptive parents we get so busy and focused on the process and all the working parts of adoption that we can lose sight a little of God’s hand in it all. Although it’s important to get the “I”s dotted and “T”s crossed with the adoption process, and that takes effort, diligence and patience on our part, it is so important to remember that God is working in it, bringing things together in a way none of us ever can.
Whether we’re in the waiting part, or in the middle of the ‘trying process’ parts it is worth remembering who holds all things together, and that He is a faithful and loving heavenly Father who wants to bless us, and we believe wholeheartedly that He does in adoption, because it is so close to His heart!
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
– Matthew 7:7-8
Kevin and Katie, one of our amazing families, got started with Christian Adoption Consultants on March 1st of 2014. Katie shares:
“We were excited to start this journey after having two tragic miscarriages that almost took my life. Together, my husband and myself along with our 9 year old daughter were opening our hearts and our home to a little baby. We were open to birth mother cases of any gender or race. We anxiously put together our profile book. Our home study was completed very quickly and we were ready to start showing. We remained hopeful even after presenting our book to more than 15 situations. It was very difficult to understand that there is a reason behind each time we were not chosen. Together we prayed and hoped for God to place our book in the hands of the birth mother who was carrying the precious child who was meant to be in our family.”
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.”
– Isaiah 40:31
Almost 5 months after getting started with CAC Kevin and Katie had their profile presented to a birth mom and they were chosen. Katie continues:
“The birth mother had made us her #1 pick! Our official match for our little boy due August 2014 happened on July 29th – just a few months after starting our journey with CAC. We had to wait a couple days while she made her final decision and I talked with her on the phone. After that, we had a little over 2 weeks to make final travel arrangements across country. The total adoption experience took a short 5 months from beginning to end.”
One amazing way that God connected the dots for Kevin and Katie, in a way they never imagined was through their profile book:
“There are so many huge signs with the connection to our family to the birth mother's family. In our profile book, the first page had the bible verse Jeremiah 29:11 which happened to be the same verse that was read at her other 2 boys' baptisms. There was no question that this precious boy was meant to join our family. The moment he was in our arms, all of the tears and struggles, wondering and praying finally came clear. God had a plan for us all along. The waiting game is tough and seems impossible at times but today is our baby boy's first birthday and he is nothing less than a miracle.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
Christian Adoption Consultants wants to help your family adopt by offering a 10% discount. Any new families who sign up between October 13-16th will receive 10% off
our full service consulting packages.
*This discount does not apply to our self serve consulting package,
returning families, or special needs consulting packages.
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