Tuesday, March 25, 2008

We know his name

I have some exciting news! We have found the little boy that we would like to adopt. God willing, we will be traveling to Ukraine to adopt a little boy named Dennis.

I would like to share how we we came to this decision.

Even though I hadn't yet mentioned this on our blog publicly, John and I went into this adoption open to a child with special needs. We wanted to specifically help a child that most people would not set out to adopt. Whether that be a child with a cleft palette, or a missing hand, or another child with FAS.... that would be left up to God to choose the right son for us. All we know is that we have total trust that God will lay on our hearts, our son to be.... and he did.

Yesterday, God laid that precious little boy on our hearts and we committed to adopting him this morning.

It all started with another family who met a wonderful little boy. As this adoptive mom shared more and more I felt that Dennis was the one. Once I saw his picture and it called out to me, I knew that I had to talk to John. When I called him, he was very open to finding out more about this little boy. Later when he got home, I showed John his picture and we both decided to commit to adopt him. It was nothing short of amazing how we both felt peace about adopting Dennis without even really having to discuss it.

As we went to bed last night we prayed (I am finding out that many prayed last night for little Dennis) about our decision to adopt Dennis and asked God to work out all the details of his adoption.

Well so far, so good. This little eighteen month old boy is well on his way to joining our family and we couldn't be more thrilled.

I am very encouraged how everything is playing out at this point and I ask for your continued prayers in this adoption of a very sweet little boy that I already like to think of as my son.

I will share more about him soon. Hop on, the train is moving. Whoo! Whoo!

34 comments:

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Congratulations! Isn't it amazing how everything falls into place! Again... You guys are awesome!!!

Chelley said...

Woooooohooooo!! I was reading your other blog and when you eluded to something over here I jump over here as fast as I could!!!!

I am so very excited for all of your family and to welcome this new little man in to your life!!!

I didnt relize that you could comit to a child before leaving?? I thought you had to wait till you were in Ukraine? (not that I really not much about that... Just confused)

BIG BIG HUGZ!!

Connie said...

What wonderful news!!!! We are very excited for you guys! :-) Lots of love!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks very exciting!

Kathy said...

Yay!

Rachael said...

Congrats! Can't wait to hear more.

Charissa said...

I'll be jealous when you get to hold him! I'm ready to call the SDA myself to get things moving along.

Becky and Keith said...

This is such awesome news!!! Congratulations! Little Dennis and your family will most certainly be in our prayers. Good luck with whatever comes next in the process! :-)

pearly1979 said...

Congratulations! :) I'm sure it is an amazing feeling to know you have found your son.

Kids Special Needs said...

I would love to know about this adoption ministry group that hooked you up with little Dennis.

I haven't posted yet about this, but my husband and I would still like to adopt.

We are really open, and always have been. The only limit we would put on a child, is the same as before: no predator, no child that would be unsafe to the other children and us.

We've always desired adoption, and still do. Now I'm more interested in kids from disrupted adoptions, as well.

Hugs, Esther

Troy and Rachel said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you. We will be praying for your journey and keep us posted!

The Queen said...

Praise the Lord and blessings to you for this amazing decision! We will be praying your son comes home quickly.

Zac and Jenny said...

I had no idea that you had two blogs... or that you were planning on adopting again. What a pleasant surprise when I followed your link to this blog.

Congratulations to the "expecting" Mama! You are so awesome and I pray that Dennis comes home quickly and safely.

-Jenny

multipleblessings said...

That is so exciting!!!! I can't wait to read about your new adventure to meet your son!

Julie

Martha said...

Wonderful! I can't wait for your story to unfold and see the little guy in your group pictures!

Shelley said...

I was one of those praying for this precious little one to find his mommy. I'm so excited for your family and look forward to following your journey. And your blog counldn't have a better title...you'll have a long train ride to get to him!

Christine said...

I know. I hear it is a 14 hour train ride. Did you adopt from the same region, Shelley?

Anonymous said...

I just saw your little boy's picture. He is such a handsome little guy! You will be so lucky to get to raise him!

Annie said...

I am VERY excited for you! Can't wait for the photo and story.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrienne and Jim said...

Oh my goodness! This is fantastic news, Christine! I loved how you posted such a nonchalant post on your other blog about it :)

Sweet little Dennis...18 months old?,,,one of my favorite ages. (Owen was 18 months when we adopted him :)

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about this little blessing.

Yea! The train is moving!

Chris and Virginia said...

Congratulations!!! God speed in getting your appointment and adding Dennis to your family.

Dave said...

Wow, this is such great news! I can't wait to see the story unfold.
Gina

Melody and Doug said...

Congrats!!!! What wonderful news.

crispy said...

I am so happy for you. WOO HOO!!! God is so good and I will continue to pray for all the details to fall into place. Looking forward to pictures and more details.

MyGirlElena said...

This has to be one of the greatest bits of news I've read all day.
Yay!!!! Another child is going home to a loving family :)
Congratulations!!!

kelly said...

HOw great! I would love to know about the Adoption Ministry if you could email it to me

kn46wl@aol.com

Lucky Mom said...

Congratulations. I am glad it is finally coming together. What a wonderful name.

Debbie said...

Woo-woo! The Ukraine train is chugging right along! I'm so excited for you all and for Dennis, especially. It is so special to hear how God laid him on your hearts and helped you know he was the one. I'm hoping to hear more about him soon!

Lea said...

Congratulations!! Isn't it amazing when you just know that God is in control and making wonderful decisions for you and with you!!

Ashley said...

Congratulations on Dennis! I can't wait for you to bring him home. He has a special family waiting for him. I pray you can travel soon and hold that precious baby in your arms.

Noah and Josh's Mom said...

That is amazing. I am happy for you and will continue to keep your family and little Dennis in our prayers.

Mum to Six Boys said...

Christine that is so wonderful!!! I have been watching your blog for some movement and then been away for a few days. So GLAD to see God moving. WOO HOO!!

Justine

Tami said...

How wonderful!!! I'm sorry I've been so lax in reading lately...keeping up with a very active four year old is doing that to me! :) I hope to get back to taking a little time for myself soon.
Anyway...
Wooohooo! ;) I can't wait to read more about him and your journey to bring little Dennis home.