I am excited to watch as four families we have “met” online prepare to travel to Taiwan in the next few weeks to be united with their sons and daughters. What a journey these families have been on for the past several months/years!
Terry and her family began the journey to adopt from Taiwan back in 2007. They were finally matched with a little boy earlier this year, and received the final decree for their son’s adoption last week.
Jennifer’s adoption journey also began several years ago. Earlier this year, I learned they had been matched with a sweet baby girl in Taiwan. She and her husband are leaving on Thursday to bring their daughter home.
The other families do not have public blogs for me to share with you. Each family’s story is unique and it is amazing to see how God has answered prayers and orchestrated the details of each child’s adoption. I know I will cry tears of joy when the children are united with the families who have been waiting so long to bring them home. I will be praying for each family, for good health as they travel and for all the final details to go smoothly and there be no delays in obtaining their child’s visa to come home.
I don’t want to end this post without saying something about the birth families. I will also be praying for them – I cannot begin to imagine the pain and emotions the birth families of these children experience as they say goodbye. I am forever grateful our sons’ birth mom chose life for them, and placed them for adoption. I think about her often and I am thankful for the few moments we had with her at the orphanage. I will always treasure that time with her.