3 + 1 = four orrs

Our journey from a family of three to a family of four through the miracle of adoption.

Here we go!

on December 28, 2011

Yes, we are adopting. Yes, we are excited. Yes, I’ve jumped on the blog bandwagon to share and record this journey for our family and hope I can convince Kyle to join me in my craziness (the blog, not the adoption, he’s 100% on board with that).

The nitty gritty: God is leading us to grow our family through transracial domestic infant adoption. We don’t know all the answers about adoption, or where this will take us as a family, but we do know that every single step we take He’s growing in our hearts the love for our next child as well as a passion for the miracle of adoption.

It has been exciting for us to see already how adopting has gone from something we’d consider, to something we learned more about (there are a lot of myths!), to something we decided was for us and now something we are in the midst of doing. It’s also been amazing to see along the way how God has opened doors (and shut others, as with choosing an agency) and shown us exactly where we are supposed to be going and even “validated” our decisions with encouragement from others, random people in our lives who are also adopting, a surprise reduction in fees to our agency and is continually growing in our heart this desire and love for a child we don’t know yet, a child that may be growing this very moment in a mommy who loves him/her so much, or may not even be conceived yet. Their are a lot of unknowns, but above all we KNOW this is what we are supposed to be doing and when we are supposed to be doing it. God is in every step we take in this process and we know without a doubt this is where we are supposed to be going. This is our  faith in action. We know that God is faithful and isn’t giving us more than we can handle, that he wants to bless and grow us and thus we are moving forward!

We hope you will join us on this journey, pray for us, pray for our baby and share with us your own experiences with adoption.

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5 responses to “Here we go!

  1. I’m beyond excited that you’re blogging this adventure!

  2. Laura Mahan says:

    I am excited for you! Continue to follow your faith and let God guide each step! I will start praying for the child God gas for your family!!!! I love you guys. Laura

  3. Mom says:

    Oh course I am reading this through tears! You and Kyle are amazing, it is beyond words the respect and love we feel for the way you have been seeking God in this process so far. We are excited to see how God will continue to honor you faithfulness. Looking forward to meeting our next grandchild. I love you, Mom

  4. Misty says:

    so amazing! i am excited to follow your journey and see who God brings into your life.

  5. Mom O says:

    Praying for Orr3 + #4. Grnma Pats and Popper and grma2 love you soooo much and are proud to watch you following God’s leading. We’re here 100% for you!

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