Monday, June 17, 2013

Taking a Step Forward

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.” Martin Luther King Jr.
I have felt the desire to adopt for years and I dream of being a Mom to a van full of children. I picture them having many varying abilities. As I journey through life and meet people I feel drawn to families with a call of adoption on their lives. I am so full of emotions when I read stories of adoption and parents who are raising children with disabilities. I believe God has broken my heart in this area and I desire to become a Mom to a child with Down Syndrome. 
I have thought and prayed alot about it in the previous years and this year I feel a greater urgency to start the process. I wasn’t sure it was the right time as I am only a year out of school, I didn’t have my own house, I have student loans and I am single. God provided me a cute rental house, he surprises me with an unexpected raise at work and I have an awesome family and support network who will walk along side of me down this journey. 
After some wrestling with God and him affirming my decision I am walking forward to begin the adoption process trusting that God will lead and provide. This summer I need to save $3500.00 to pay for my homestudy and my intention is to submit my application on September 1st. I am looking at adopting a toddler with Down Syndrome and am currently contacting facilitators to see if the countries I am interested in have any children with DS in their programs. 
I realize that I do not have $25,000 to 50,000 sitting in my account and I am not sure how the funds will come together but I feel that I need to trust God and that if it is his will for me at this time that he will provide. Please join me in praying that I will listen to his voice as I walk forward and that He will lead me to the child who will one day call me “Mommy”. 

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