Let me take you back to March. God began speaking to Kellar's heart about international adoption. After prayer, Kellar came to me (fully aware I desired to have more children). He put forth the idea of having another child that was not birthed by me as well as being from another country. Wow, my heart leaped. Then we spent some time in prayer.
For our 14th anniversary we went to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert. For those of you who are unfamiliar, SCC and his wife have adopted three little girls from China and they have also started an adoption ministry. At the concert he expressed his love for his girls in his hit song "Cinderella." We left the concert with God once again tugging our heart strings and felt He was leading us to also adopt from China. After some online research China was not an option for us.
Then while we on our month long sabbatical God showed us 8 different families (many friends we visited) who had adopted, were in the process, or were also praying about it. God showed us a beautiful picture of interracial adoption. When we arrived back in Greenville, I contacted several adoption agencies, asked questions, and prayed. Kellar's heart was still in China and mine had found the beautiful children in Africa. In August, God showed us the need for forever families in Ethiopia.
Please join us in prayer for the people of Ethiopia and our little boy. Our little boy has already been born as we have requested a boy between the ages of 24-40 months old.