Adoption Update: March 8, 2020 We’re matched!!!!

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! –Psalm 27:14

We’ve been matched!!!! We’ve been matched!!!!! After a year and 7 months of being in process, and two years of steadfast prayer, we have seen the face of OUR SON!!! I’ll never get tired of saying, “our son!!” Eeeeep! Oh, God is so so good!! Yes, there are tons of exclamation points already. Disclaimer: there are more to come. Because y’all, we’ve been matched!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

We’ve just spent the last three days celebrating with our family and dear friends and our hearts are so full they could burst! Thank you for the joyful texts and phone calls and celebratory feasts and impromptu fellowship. Thank you for sharing in our joy!! Now let me tell you about our baby boy.

Celebrating with family, enjoying the best Indian food in Charlotte at Blue Taj

Our precious boy is 4 years old and from southern India. From the beginning of our process, my heart already knew he was in the world and the Lord prompted us to accept the call to adoption at just the right time so we could be united with our son. The Lord confirmed this when we were presented with his file. He’s the most beautiful little boy we’ve ever seen. He has the prettiest black, curly hair, big brown eyes like his big sister (Clara is over the moon and can’t wait to teach him everything she knows), and he has skin the color of warm cocoa tinged with cinnamon. Y’all, he’s just precious and perfect in every way.

So, when can we bring him home? We don’t have a time frame for that. There’s still many steps to go, as you can see (above). Next up is preparing our immigration paperwork and dossier to send to India. Could you please unite with us in prayer that the rest of this process will go smoothly and all paperwork and court dates will be expedited? Also, pray for our hearts as we prepare, and continue to wait, to bring our son home. But mostly, pray for our boy who doesn’t know he has a family halfway around the world. Pray for his heart and his protection.

Clara and I celebrated being matched by getting matching henna!

Thank you all so much for your prayers over the last months and years. We know none of this would be possible without the way you all have loved on us, prayed with us, and supported us. We are beyond blessed to be surrounded by the most wonderful community. From the deepest part of our hearts, thank you. Now let’s praise God and eagerly await what He’s going to do next!!!!!