Show Us Your Life - Adoption

many of you know that one of my favorite blogs is kelly's korner.
every friday she hosts a link-up called "show us your life" and each week is a different topic.
i participate every now and then, you know when i think i have something good to write about.
i've mentioned a couple times about my heart for adoption.
over the last year, especially the last couple of months, god has been doing something crazy in my heart.
so you can imagine my excitement/surprise/"ok god" when i saw that this week's SUYL was adoption.
i'm surrounded by it!

but i am so excited about this link up because i'm really hoping to meet up with some cool chicas that can offer a glimpse into this crazy adoption world.

chris and i are at the very, very beginning stages. the whole process is so overwhelming.
like seriously, i don't even know where to start.
come to find out, our church has a whole adoption ministry, so we're hoping to meet up with someone there just to get an overview of what all is involved, and then determine where to go from there.

i think we're pretty set on international.
oh wow.

it's really weird with everything going on in my heart.
as you know we saw a fertility specialist back in november, and he thinks we have lots of hope.
but i honestly have absolutely no desire to do anything with that right now.
of course i'd love to have a baby biologically someday, but the pull of adoption is so strong on my heart right now, i just feel that's where god wants us to start.
i don't want to adopt as a result of fertility issues.
i don't ever want my child to think they were our plan b.
my heart has just been so broken over the hundreds of thousands of orphans in this world and to know that i could give at least one a home....well that makes one less child without love.

to be honest, this step is very scary.
there are lots of hoops to jump through.
lots of funds to come up with.
but i've got some faith in jesus.
and we've got some ideas.

so at this point, we're just trying to do some homework...researching and praying.
just trying to get a picture of what this road looks like. and as scary as it is, it's as equally exciting.
breathe in. breathe out. it's a lot.


  1. I loved reading this! So excited for you and your husband and the start of this incredible journey!

  2. I love the your passion in this post. Wishing you well on this journey!

  3. I just found you on Kelly's Korner. I have a daughter by birth who is now 21, I am raising my 8 year old (since he was 3) and am in the process of adopting him. I am also so blessed to have adopted two beautiful babies at birth. Lilly just turned and Colt will be 4 in March. Adoption is the most beautiful, amazing, rewarding, scary, heart breaking, frightening things you will ever do. But when it comes together it is the best blessing. I am truly honored to be the mommy of these three little ones. I still live in awe of them and that I was entrusted with such precious gifts. You are wise to ask for support. I wish I knew about blogs when I started my journey. My prayers are with you! If you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to or be pray for please email me.. oopsedaisy_again@live.com... I can tell by your post that the children that will be added to your family by adoption or birth will truly be blessed:)

  4. This is beyond exciting! I am so happy you both are making this decision.

  5. Hi Lauren!! Thanks for visiting our blog today!! Definitely praying for you and your husband as you begin the adoption process! You will see once you really get underway just how much God is in the entire process. It was amazing how everything during our infertility process seemed to go wrong and not our way and the adoption process has been smooth sailing. It seriously all fell right into place! That is ALL GOD right there!! Cannot wait to follow your journey!!

  6. I'm visiting from Kelly's Korner! How exciting!!! That is really great your church has an adoption/orphan ministry, I LOVE that and want to see more churches doing do. There is more support that is needed for families post-adoption! We've been experiencing infertility for nearly 5 years, have been foster parents for the last 3, and foster to adopted our two kids (now 6.5 and 3). We live in NWA!

  7. ahhh, what an amazing call you have on your heart...It's beautiful. Please keep sharing your thoughts and the process with us as it all develops! Blessings!!

  8. Hi Lauren! I found you through Kelly's SUYL ... I will be following along as you seek the Lord's will for your family! My husband and I just began the process of a domestic newborn adoption and so far it has been such a blessing and an adventure. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you! (By the way, I just saw your PCOS label ... I will have to do some reading here! I also have PCOS...oh what a ride it can be!) Blessings to you!

  9. How exciting! You have my hopes and prayers that your dreams will be realized. It doesn't sound like an easy road but other people do it so it definitely can be doable for you too. May God bless you in your quest!