I remember the day we decided to move. We had a house full of stuff and no idea where to start. For instance… Do you just buy boxes or do you save money and drive around town grabbing every Chick-fil-A fry box you can get your hands on? (We ended up doing both!) Making the decision to move is overwhelming but taking the first step of getting the boxes to the house felt like a huge victory.
The whole concept of adoption has seemed a lot like moving. The questions alone make it feel overwhelming at times. Should we or shouldn’t we? International or domestic? Foster or adopt? Age, gender, race, special needs? Who do we call? How do we do a home study? How could we possibly afford it? How do we fundraise in a way that doesn’t abuse John’s position within the church? Where do we even start?
The truth is, sometimes the hardest thing about a journey is deciding to take the first step. For you it may look different than it has for us but, our first step was a phone call to some friends who have recently adopted. We asked them to share their story and what we should expect. After our phone call they asked if they could connect us with the lady who conducted their home study. Fast forward a week and we are officially in the process of filling out paperwork and beginning to plan our fundraising efforts. We are excited to share with you that we have taken the first step and are officially adopting!
As we begin 2019 we would love for you to stay up to date on ways you can pray for us, support us, and be a part of bringing the newest Oliver home by following our blog.
– John & Kristen
The truth is, sometimes the hardest thing about a journey is deciding to take the first step.