Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why Adoption and why Korea???

Many of you know the answer to these questions, but I'll write a little about it for those of you who do not know.

Danny and I both come from large families(we each have 3 siblings) and always knew we wanted a large family of our own one day. We were married very young so we wanted to wait a few years until we started our family. Olivia was born about 5 years after we were married and it was the happiest day of our lives. We love parenting so much, Olivia was such a precious, sweet baby. So....Danny decided he loved parenting so much that he wanted another one right away!!! :) We were pregnant again when O was just 10 months old......we were very excited! Logan was supposed to be born in December of 2006 but decided to come in September, he weighed 3 pounds 1 oz(I'll post more on our "miracle boy" later). Having complications with both pregnancies we decided that we shouldn't risk getting pregnant again. We are so blessed with our 2 children, we thank the Lord for them everyday, but we still felt in our hearts that our family was not yet complete. After a lot( and I mean a lot) of thought and prayer we definitely knew the Lord was calling us to adopt. We have been researching adoption for almost a year now, and we feel like this is the right time for us to start the process. Even though I do not like writing that much I feel that I could write all day about this, so please....if you have any questions please ask.
Now onto the "Why Korea".....There are a lot of reasons, but I'll just touch on a few. 1.) We meet all the requirements, age, length of marriage, etc...2.) the children are healthy infants(about 5 months and up). 3.)The babies are well taken care of by foster mothers until they are placed with their families...I really liked this fact. We both just feel that a Korean adoption would be the best fit for our family.
We are in the very beginning of the process and it is already overwhelming. We would appreciate your prayers very much. The Lord is faithful and we know he will be with us every step of this journey. Thank you again to everyone who has loved and supported us so far.....we truly have the greatest friends and family anyone could ask for!! :)

1 comment:

Diana Sauer said...

Remember my friend Christy (my maid of honor)..she was adopted from Korea..just one of those fun facts.