Thursday, May 7, 2015

Our Adoption Story - Guest Post at Abiding In Grace


Today, I'm over at Abiding in Grace sharing our adoption story as a part of her Adoption Series.  Sarah and her family recently adopted a little girl from China.  She is such a doll!  Sarah's honesty and heart for adoption is so beautiful.  Make sure you check out Sarah and her adoption story!


So here is a little bit of each of our kids' exciting, difficult, and beautiful stories:  (You can continue reading their full adoption stories in my post on her blog - links are below!)


J, L, and B - Our beautiful blessings!


J's Adoption Story:

...Then, the day before we were supposed to meet the birthmother, we got a call from our agency.  Well, my pessimistic self thought for sure they were calling to tell us that the birthmother chose someone else, so they were cancelling our meeting.  Boy, was I in for a surprise - they were calling to tell us that she had her baby 6 weeks early...  (Continue reading here...)


B's Adoption Story:

...So when Santa Claus is putting out all the presents at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve, we got the call that she went into labor.  We took our daughter J to my parents' house during the wee hours on Christmas morning and then went to the hospital.  What an amazing Christmas gift we were going to receive this year!  Well, our son B had other plans...  (Continue reading here...)


L's Adoption Story:

...So only 1 short month ago on a regular day in March, I decided to turn my phone off for 1 hour to charge it.  One short hour.  Well, in that one hour, our world went to chaos!

After my phone was fully charged, I turned it back on to see I had 5 voicemails and that I was immediately getting a call from our agency.  Apparently, I was the last to know that we had been matched with a birthmother...who had her baby 2 days ago...  (Continue reading here...)


It's so amazing to think that each one of our children was especially chosen by God to be in our family.  You can so clearly see His Hand in all the details surrounding each of their stories.  What miracles they truly are!

 


I always want to be honest in sharing the struggles and joys of our infertility and adoption journey with you.  What helped me the most during our difficulties was to hear other couple’s journeys who had gone through the same thing.  My prayer is that now I can now pass on encouragement and hope to others, like how those couples did for me!  

I would love to hear how adoption has touched your life or answer any of your questions!  You can comment below, or you can contact me through social media or at sweetlittleonesblog[at]gmail[dot]com.  I look forward to hearing from you!

You’re in our prayers!
 

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You may also like:  

A Mother's Day Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope

Our Kids' Adoption Nicknames - Inspired by the Bible

Adoption Update: Why Your Prayers Matter

Adoption, God, and Baby Moses

 Adoption Update: Fall Through #2
Adoption Update: Fall Through #2


I'm linking up with these awesome parties today!


22 comments:

  1. Oh I love this! My heart broke a little when the adoption for the twins didn't happen, but of course God just had other plans :-) Congratulations on your newest little one, such a perfect little human.

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  2. Love, love, LOVE. Abundantly blessed you are. Your children are beautiful, precious gifts from God. I just love the photos of them together. It makes my heart so full reading your stories.

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  3. What amazing stories you have!

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  4. I love to read adoption stories. They're so touching and sweet. Going to head over and read them! :) And your kids are beautiful.

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  5. LOVED reading your adoption stories. BEAUTIFUL.
    God is so good!!

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  6. What sweeties! I enjoyed your story. It was beautiful, but what a roller coaster!! I have a few nephews adopted through foster care, so adoption is close to my heart.

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  7. What sweet stories! I loved hearing the details of how each of your children joined your family. I love that picture of your three!! We have had several close friends adopt and felt like we went through the ups and downs (matching and things falling through with them). It's amazing to see how God perfectly puts together families.

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  8. I have gone and read each of your stories before, but each time they touch my heart. I love that sweet photo with all three of your little ones! What a perfect little family :) you have such a big heart and truly are inspiring.

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  9. Your stories are an inspiration to so many! Please keep sharing your heart and know that you are making a difference! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday!

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  10. Awww what beautiful birth stories and children you have. We have custody of my niece and are praying about adopting her as well. Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" today.

    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  11. Thank you so much, Erin! Adoption can be such a rocky road, as you know. I always try to remember it will all work out in the best possible way in the end. It always does. :) We feel so blessed! -Jess

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  12. Thank you so much, Beth! We sure feel incredibly blessed too! -Jess

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  13. Crazy, amazing, and wild - I wouldn't change it for the world!!! -Jess

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  14. Thank you so much, Mattie! We are so blessed! -Jess

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  15. Thank you, Mel! Since I won't have stories like "The first time I felt you kick..." or "we found out we were pregnant for you when...", I can't wait to tell our kids their own amazing story of how God brought us together! We're blessed for sure! -Jess

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  16. Thank you for sharing! Now that we've adopted, I've met so many others who have been touched by adoption too. It's a hard road, but so beautiful and loving too! -Jess

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  17. I know what you mean. I didn't realize til our first fall through that it doesn't just affect us - it affects all of our family and friends. But thank goodness for prayers and support. And, yes, you really can see His Hand in all the details! :) -Jess

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  18. Thank you, Katie! What a compliment! The birthmothers are truly inspiring too. Adoption is hard, but so full of love too! -Jess

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  19. Oh, Holly, that is what I hope to do with this blog! I truly hope I can help others like those who helped me with their stories! Thank you! -Jess

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  20. I'll be keeping you all in prayer as you make your decision!!! -Jess

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  21. beautiful and filled with love. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xoxox

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  22. Wow, such inspirational stories! Thank you for linking up to the Merry Monday Link Party!

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