Why Adopt?

Adoption first spoke to my (Heather’s) heart when I pet sat for a couple who was adopting from China(sometime in or before 2001).  This was to be their first child after years of dealing with infertility.  I remember sitting in their nursery and daydreaming about the baby girl who would soon sleep there.  I saw the huge stack of paperwork that was on their dining room table and mused over how much work it must take to adopt this precious child.  I contemplated how God was using the heartache of childlessness to open this couple’s heart to an abandoned child from the other side of the world and my heart was moved.

After being diagnosed with infertility, we felt led to consider whether God wanted to use adoption to start our family.

We began our adoption journey towards our son, Colin, in September 2007.  We first met him in Russia in July 2008 when he was 14 months old.  We were not allowed to finalize his adoption and bring him home until December 2008 when he was 20 months old.

We now feel led to adopt from the U.S. and are hoping to adopt a little girl (and possibly a sibling) aged 0-2 years old.


2 Responses to “Why Adopt?”

  1. Dolly Garnecki June 22, 2008 at 9:16 pm #

    Hi Heather. I know you’ve commented on my blog several times. This is the first time I’ve read yours and I really appreciate the time and patience involved in an international adoption. Wow!

    My husband and I would eventually like to adopt 1 or 2 children from Russia or the Ukraine. I’ll keep checking out your blog as things progress. What an exciting story.

  2. Carala November 28, 2008 at 5:23 pm #

    Hi Heather,

    It’s so neat I found your blog right when you’re off to Russia to pick up your boy! Very exciting!

    We’re just starting to prepare of dossier for Russia…so it’s a long ways off. But, nice to know it does happen eventually. I’m in Canada…so I know things are different. But, it’s nice to be able to rejoice with others! Cause I know one day others will rejoice with us. 🙂

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers as you travel and get to wrap your arms around your little man. We have 2 of them (both bio)…and hope to come home one day with their sister from Russia one day.

    In him,

    Carala from Calgary, AB Canada

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