Joshua and I have always talked about adopting. We talked about it before we had Hudson. We talked then about adopting possibly from China. Fast forward 5+ years and here we are talking about it again only this time we both feel like now is the right time. We started gathering information and praying for direction. God softened both my heart and Joshua's heart toward going through DFCS (Department of Family & Children's Services).
We attended the orientation last week, and we begin the process June 7th, which starts with 6 weeks of training. Then there is fingerprinting, home visits, drug screening, and lots of paperwork.
We are very excited about this process, and excited about the direction God is leading us. We have signed up to be foster and/or adoptive parents.
So, back to not feeling special. We don't. We feel like we are being obedient. I heard a statistic that said there are 147 million orphans in the world! That breaks my heart. There are over 15,000 children in the foster care system in Georgia right now. That breaks my heart. There are just over 4,000 foster families in Georgia right now. That breaks my heart.
Please pray for our family as we begin this journey. We are excited to see how God is going to grow our family.
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