My wife Marion and I are officially adopting (or trying to adopt) a beautiful 4 year old girl named Patricia (pictured with us, left) who we met on a mission trip to Nicaragua last summer.
The decision to adopt was one we didn't take lightly, discerning this over the past four months. All our fears, trepidations, and restlessness bubbled up to the surface but we now have quite a feeling of peace amidst the chaos of becoming parents.
We shared our news with Marion's family at their annual Christmas party yesterday and they were overjoyed. More good news: Marion's cousin Christine is also expecting a baby! So we have lots to celebrate.
Pray for us today and for all those on the road to being parents and for all children like Patricia who have no place to call home. Patricia has a mother who is unable to care for her and has sent her to live at Hogar Belen, a home for disadvataged children in Managua-where we met her. We hope that she'll allow us to bring her into our family.
Isn't she adorable?