We love this sweet family and their endurance through the unexpected, Meet the Martins, our October adoption grant recipient! "We were only married a couple of months before starting a family became our priority. We knew early on it wouldn’t come as easy for us like it does most. Adoption was a daily topic for us from the beginning and it became clear that it was God’s plan, too. It was scary and exciting all at the same time – and then after two months of becoming ‘active’ a
"In October of 2011 we started IUI fertility treatments and through complications were unable to have children. We knew then that God had bigger and better plans for us and that we were being called to adopt! Although there were many emotions along the way, our first adoption journey ended exactly the way we envisioned it. On December 7, 2013, we received a call stating a baby girl born the night before needed an adoptive family. We immediately started making arrangements and
The Parker Family received one of our summer adoption grants to help bring their little girl home from China! Their heart for adoption is powerful and contagious. "Having children opened our eyes to the need of families to adopt orphans. Not long ago a local church had Voddie Bachman come speak on adoption. That message was really a turning point for me. He explained how we are adopted into God’s family when we accept him as our Lord and Savior. This picture of adoption has w
The Scott Family received one of our summer adoption grants to help bring their beautiful little girl home! Their enduring faith through the process inspires us. Here is a little of their story.
"Like most people, we never imagined that we would be in the group of 1 in 8 couples that are faced with infertility. The journey was not nearly as important to me as the destination, which is to be parents.
When we started on the path to adoption, we didn’t know anyone who had a
We are Joe and Kaley Gunter. We just celebrated nine years of marriage this past month. Adoption has always been something we wanted to pursue but just never knew when we would pursue it. After 3 years of trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant we knew the Lord was calling us to pursue adoption. We began our adoption journey with Love Basket, a smaller Christian adoption agency who later merged with Nightlight Christian Adoption Services in March 2015. This agency stood out to
Nothing about our story is very typical. We had been riding the emotional roller coaster of trying unsuccessfully to start a family for several years, fighting to hold onto hope for a large family of our own, and having doctors tell us it probably wouldn’t happen. We both knew we wanted to add to our family through adoption at some point, but felt like God kept saying “wait.” Then, in September 2015, we saw a friend’s post on Facebook about a sibling group from Eastern Europe
We are the Gaskins. Wes and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in June. We talked about adoption before were even married. After our girls were born, my doctor advised me not to have any more children. When our youngest daughter was 3, I had to have a total hysterectomy. A couple years later we began our adoption journey with Bethany Christian Services. Our family chose adoption to grow our family, and to honor a birth mother’s loving choice of life. We completed o
We have grown our family through adoption two years ago. God laid adoption on our hearts and we began our adoption process with a Russian adoption. We were planning on adopting a little boy named Forrest with Down syndrome. After months of praying for Forrest and preparing to… travel to Russia, the doors became closed as Russian adoptions shut down. We continued to pray for Forrest and at the same time listed our names with the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network. We were
Heritage Hills was able to present the King Family - Jeff, Emily, Audrey & Logan with an adoption grant. Here is their story: When asked “How did you know you were called to adopt?” They answered: Why our family chose to adopt is not the usual church answer. Yes, we know… that God has called all of us to take care of orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27), but what that looked like for our family…we were unsure. For several years we struggled with the question dome