My family of six is preparing to become a family of seven in a few months. Our preparation for this transition does not include baby showers and cribs; it involves a home study, fingerprint processing, and several lawyers. We are growing our family through international adoption.
Two years ago I was on my first trip to East Africa through 127 Worldwide, a North Carolina-based orphan advocacy ministry. God used my time of loving the fatherless in Kenya and Uganda to radically change my life’s trajectory. On my last day in Uganda, I met Gracious, the girl I hope to call daughter soon. God caused our paths to intersect on that unsuspecting day across the globe. What started as our family financially supporting her education has developed into our family adopting her.