But we just have a few paragraphs. So we’ll sum up our adoption journey in this way: we believe that God has called us to parent a daughter, and she is living somewhere in India right now. This adoption process has already been an adventure, of experiencing and falling in love with the people of India, surrendering to God’s will and timing for our family, and unifying our hearts to pursue the dream of adoption that He placed there.
Initially, we struggled with the idea of asking for help with our adoption, but here’s where we landed:
Often, our belief that we can do things on our own--that we are solely responsible for this journey--is wrapped up in a sense of pride in our abilities and a desire to be independent. We’ve already seen God’s hand in using other people to help us on this journey. It’s not about us.
If we were to do it all on our own--even if we were physically, emotionally, and financially able--we would be taking away the joy someone else feels in helping us. God has called us to live in community with one another, and we want our community to be a part of this journey with us.
We’re so excited that we’ve made it to this point in the process, and we look forward to the day when we meet our daughter and bring her home. Thank you for your part in our adventure. If you’d like to receive updates, you can follow our Facebook group for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/renaudadoption/
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