Posts Tagged ‘Adoption’

Adoption stories make me cry. . .it is so wonderful to see children united with their forever families. It is an amazing picture of how God has adopted me into his family for eternity. I am often asked about our boys’ adoptions and have people tell me they would love to adopt. Oh, how I wish everyone who said that would take action and adopt.

Our agency, For Every Child (FEC), announced earlier this week they have several children waiting in Taiwan for families. Some of the adoption fees have been reduced for these children with the hope it will help these older children be united with permanent, loving families. Do you have room in your heart and home to welcome a child?

The children are listed on the adoption advocacy website, Rainbowkids.com. I’ve listed each child’s ID code below with a brief description – for more information, you can either register on the Rainbow Kids website, then search for “For Every Child” under agency in the Waiting Child listings, or you can contact FEC’s executive director, Laura Trinnaman, at laura@foreverychild.org

– P3003CY: A 13-year-old boy, currently living with a foster family, is qualified for an FEC Older Child Placement scholarship.

– P3005CI: A 10-year-old girl is also awaiting her forever family. She qualifies for a FEC grant to help reduce some of her adoption expenses.

– P3001LWH: A waiting 7-year-old boy spent four weeks in the United States last summer to experience life with an American family. He has received a $4,000 grant towards his adoption expenses.

– P3004WI: Another child who participated in the summer hosting program, a 7-year-old girl, is hoping to be united with her forever family. “Due to physical abuse as a young infant and toddler, [P3004WI] has received early intervention services for developmental delays and suspected CP in one leg. She has made great improvement and is on track developmentally.”

– P3002PY: A six-year-old boy is also waiting for a family to call his own. He has recently been given a $4,000 grant to help reduce the expenses for his adoption.

I am so happy we answered God’s calling for our family to adopt – we have been blessed in so many ways. It’s my hope and prayer these children will be united with their families soon.

New travel tab on blog

Posted: June 18, 2011 in Taiwan, Travel
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I’ve consolidated all of our travel-related posts under a new tab at the top of our blog. Between our two trips to Taiwan, we have stayed in seven hotels, traveled the High Speed Rail in both business and economy class, taken a “slower” train to Taroko Gorge/Hualien and back, and had a wonderful time exploring all that Taiwan has to offer. I hope we will be able to return some day, and share these experiences with our children as they grow older.  (Our previous trip is documented under the 2009 Trip tab.) If you are heading to Taiwan soon, I hope you have a great time!

Our family is growing. . .

Posted: January 19, 2011 in Adoption, God
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We have exciting news to share. . .our family is growing! We were surprised to receive a phone call from our adoption agency a couple of months ago – our little guy has a baby brother in Taiwan. His little brother has been placed for adoption. As busy as the holidays can be, our December was even more of a whirlwind as we completed a new home study and updated all of our dossier paperwork. We learned today we have received orphanage approval to adopt this little boy. Stay tuned for more details. . .we are excited about this blessing God has given our family and look forward to sharing our newest adoption journey with you!

I wanted to recommend two good reading materials on adoption – one is an online article, the other is a book by Russell Moore called Adopted For Life. Both of them examine God’s role in adoption.

Russell Moore has adopted two boys from Russia and shares about his journey to bring them home in Adopted for Life. As Christians, God has adopted us into his family. Moore does an excellent job explaining the theology of adoption and God’s plan for orphans. I highly recommend this book.

Jennifer Newton Martin in her online article, Moses: The First Adoption, looks deeper into the Biblical story of Moses:

“I remember watching a DVD last year filled with interviews of children in Ethiopia who were awaiting adoption. Many of the children were still living with one or both parents, but were not being supported and nurtured in a healthy way. Many of the interviews included statements made by very apparently distraught mothers who had lost their husbands to AIDS, and a number of the women dying of AIDS themselves.

“It was heartbreaking but inspiring to witness these mothers make the same sacrifice that Moses’ mother made so long ago. These are men and women who understand that as hard as it is to part with their beloved children, the ultimate sacrifice must be made to ensure their safety and well being…” Read the full article by clicking here.

Adoption Update: First Ruling!

Posted: July 8, 2009 in Adoption
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Good news – we have just received word that the court has issued the first part of our final decree in our adoption case! Our agency estimates that we can pick up our son in late August or early September – the sooner the better! We’ll hear more specifics in the next week or so, I hope. As you can imagine, we are thrilled about this news! God is so good!