Adoption and Good Excuses: Jon and Angel's Adoption Story
Meet Jon & Angel: This is their story of adoption and well meaning excuses.....
Adoption had been on our hearts for years, starting very early in our marriage. However, we kind of set it aside as we had our 3 biological children. When our youngest turned 3, God really started to prompt us again to start the adoption process. However, we had excuse after excuse. Good excuses we thought. We told God that we would do it, BUT....once we had so much money in savings, and once Jon's job slowed down, etc, etc. etc. We basically were putting God in a box setting such tight parameters around our adoption situation.
But guess what? I don't think God always works that way. I think he often waits for us to take the first step purely out of faith, before He'll start opening doors. One morning when I was sitting down doing my quiet time reading "Jesus Calling," by Sarah Young, God spoke to me loudly! He told me that He gets it. He understand that WE can't do it. But...HE CAN!!! He told me to go for it! The next day we committed to starting our adoption journey. Our first step was calling Dawn from Christian Adoption Consultants.
Dawn and Jason were and ARE amazing!! We had no clue how the domestic adoption world worked. We've spent months talking to friends who have been through the process, but what we quickly found out was that every situation was so different. Dawn was there for me, patiently answering all of my 2000+ questions, making the hard journey so much smoother. Not only was she informative, knowing all of the facts, but she was so understanding, helping calm my heart and nerves on numerous occasions. They've been there. They get it!! What I loved most about them was their PROMPTNESS in replying to calls and emails. It was almost immediately that they'd get back to me, which is huge for me. They truly were a blessing to me and my family.
As I sit here typing, my sweet baby boy, Brady, is napping. He's 7 months old already. He's the HAPPIEST BABY EVER!! He's known by everyone as being the baby who smiles ALL OF THE TIME! He's doing "patty cake" and starting to crawl. He is such a blessing to your entire family. He is just AMAZING!!! I often look at him in awe which makes me look UP to God in awe!!! He orchestrated this all!! What IF we continued to make excuses. What if we STILL were trying to save up money and waiting for my husbands job to slow down? I tremble to think of that.
I promise you this. If God is calling you to adopt, He won't leave you. He'll be there not only next to you, but in front of you, opening doors, making it happen! Trust in His promises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take that leap of faith!!!!!!!!!!!!!