We are adopting!!
First, a little back story. Dori and I have been married for 6 years. Ever since marriage was even on the table, we have talked and prayed about our desire to adopt. Medically speaking, the chances of us having our own biological children are basically zero. But, that's OK. God has been preparing our hearts for this a long time. For the first few years of marriage, our options were quite limited in the adoption world-- most agencies require that you be at least 25 years of age and we didn't make the cut for a bit. When we reached the magic age of 25, we began looking into routes of adoption again. We looked into a private agency--went to a few meetings, but decided it wasn't for us at the time. We then went to Clayton County DFCS and began the foster to adopt process. This led us to a state subsidized agency. We were with this program for the last year and a half. In March of this year, before we had a complete home study, we found out that the agency had lost its contract with the state of Georgia and so we would be forced to look elsewhere. Months before those doors closed, we had gotten onto a waiting list at a private adoption agency here in Georgia. After finding out that our agency was closing, we knew we had made the right decision. August has come and gone and we are officially in the adoption process at Covenant Care
in Macon, GA.
When all is said and done, our adoption costs will be around 19-20k. While this is no small amount, we are confident that it is attainable. We have been busy saving and have already been blessed by many donations. We are thankful to have incredible family and friends beside us along the way.
Please be in prayer for us as we continue in this adoptive journey-- it's an emotional roller coaster, but one we are glad to be on!
Chris & Dori