Adoption has always been part of our conversations and prayers––how could it not? We have been adopted by God into His family, and have been shown indescribable love and grace. The desire of our hearts is to be parents and extend these gifts to our kids by pouring out into their lives, teaching them the ways they should go, showing them their identity in Christ and loving them unconditionally.
We could not be more thrilled for the joys and victories to come, as well as the challenges and difficulties that will sharpen us to become more like the One who loved us first.
If willing, please join us financially in bringing our sweet kid(s) home. This money will go toward our matching fee, most of which will be sent to the orphanage to help cover caring for our child and for court costs.
Thank you for embarking on this journey with us!
"We love, because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Hey! We are the Shamblin family from North Georgia. We are Steve and Nikki Shamblin and our five kids Thomas(24), Emily (22), Sadie (19), Reed (15), and Lydia (6). We adopted Lydia from China three years ago, through Nightlight Christian Adoptions, and we have been so blessed with her as an addition to our family! We consider her a precious gift from the Lord. I, Nikki, asked Steve to pray about adopting several years ago. Unbeknownst to me, he began to pray that the Lord would take the desire to adopt away from me! We already had four biological children and zero money, so there was no way! Well, God had different plans than Steve, and instead of changing my heart, God changed his. Now, he is just as passionate about adoption as I am.
Since adopting Lydia, we have considered adopting again. We decided to host a waiting child over Christmas last year. We had the pleasure of hosting two children from Columbia for two weeks. It was wonderful. Needless to say, we fell in love with the kiddos. The oldest one is not available for us to adopt, but the younger one is. We want to bring her into our family forever. She is thirteen years old. On our adoption journey three years ago, the Lord provided the finances in amazing ways! Both Steve and I are administrators of a small Christian school. We do not have a budget for international adoption, but we have a love for kids, and we know that the Lord will provide whatever we need to fulfill His calling in our lives. He has called us to open our home to children in need, and we are excited to participate in the journey of adoption again!