We’re Adopting!

So we’ve had enough depressing bridge collapse talk around here. How about something happy?

So Abby and I have decided to adopt! We’re just starting the process so it’s a long way off, but we’ve made the initial step. We’re exploring both domestic and international adoption so I don’t have a lot of specifics yet (being so open makes things pretty non-specific). But no matter what it will take a while and will be expensive.

We’ve talked about adopting for a while and now it finally seems time (we haven’t broken Lexi, so apparently we’re ready for someone else’s kid). I’ve always thought that there are so many kids in the world who need a home–as a simple practical matter it makes sense. As a moral matter it just blows me away sometimes.

So we’re starting to figure it out. Of course we have lots of questions. And will have more questions. And if we figure anything out we’re happy to answer your questions.

5 thoughts on “We’re Adopting!”

  1. Wow, that’s exciting, guys! I look forward to following you on this new journey. Be sure to check out AdoptiveDads.org (Jason Kovacs is a blogger over there) for advice/inspiration.

  2. Thanks, Steve. I actually stumbled across that site a month or two back and have been following it. I wish they’d blog more. ;-)

  3. Awesome! Josh and I had started our adoption process for 2 kids under the age of 2 when I got pregnant. Then we were like, “Do we want THREE under the age of 2?” So… we put off the adoption for now. Don’t worry, we hadn’t “selected our kids” yet or anything cuz that’s a no-turning-back point for us.

    I will be praying for your new adventure. How exciting. You may be interested in reading some of the blogs that I’m a regular on:

    Lewis Adoption Journey – it’s not US, it’s different Lewis’ & their journey
    Children’s Shelter of Cebu – this is where we were planning on adopting from
    Crossroads Adoption Services – one MN-based adoption agency that works with a lot of international adoptions
    Auntie Sandy – She works at the Cebu Children’s Shelter (CSC) and tells what that shelter is like
    Matt Buley’s Blog – He is the U.S. Director of the CSC & also just adopted from there
    Teacher Amy’s Blog – She teaches preschool at CSC
    Ohlendorf’s Blog – This family ministers at CSC and these are their experiences

    While I’m not suggesting that you necessarily adopt from CSC (unless you feel led to), I thought you might like to see these sites since I’ve been frequenting them for quite some time. I have wanted to adopt from this shelter since I went there my Freshman year of college, and I pray for them often.

  4. Adoption is a tough yet, exciting decision make. I have some friends that recently adopted a little girl from China and they are as happy as can be. They said the process was fairly easy and that there’s tons of information on the web to make things easier. Good luck!

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