Adoption has been on my (Jen) heart since I was in elementary school. When I was in college I learned about the then one child rule in China, ever since then I have wanted to adopt from China. I remember the only thing I looked forward to about turning 30 was being able to apply to adopt from China. I traveled to China, and after spending two months there, my desire to adopt a girl from China grew. Francesco and I were so excited to find out we were pregnant in October of 2012. However, shortly after I began to suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum. I lost 25 lbs. in one month. I had to be hospitalized for two days. There were many trips to the ER, including needing IV fluids. I had to quit my English teaching job, and had to take a sick leave from the missionary work I was doing. I spent the most part of the next few months on bed rest, unable to do anything. However, after a long pregnancy, God gifted us with our beautiful daughter, Sofia Grace. After much talking and praying we started looking into adoption. Francesco knew my heart to adopt from China. He knew that every time I saw a child adopted from China, that I cried. After attending a conference at our church, we started looking into different adoption agencies. The amazing thing is that during all of this, God opened up Francesco's heart to adoption. On August 18, 2015 we sent in our application to Nightlight Christian Adoptions. We originally applied to Haiti, thinking that God had closed the door to China. However, on Thanksgiving morning I woke up at 2 am. I started to think about China again. I decided to write our social worker and see if there was a possibility. I cried out to God for Him to open a door. I didn't understand why He would have put such a desire in my heart, only to not make it happen. After talking with our social worker and a few other people we were accepted into the China program through our agency. We are so excited.
We have been matched with a sweet little girl who turned 4 this January. We are hoping to leave at the end of February or beginning of March to go pick her up. Please pray for God's hands to be on everything, and for a smooth process. Please pray for our little girl as she waits for us. Please pray for us as we prepare for her and prepare to be a family of four with people born in three different countries. Thank you for your prayers. And if you would like to donate towards our adoption, we would be more than grateful. May God bless each and every one of you! Love, Jen, Francesco, and Sofia
Jennifer, Francesco and Sofia, You are such a loving family and are loved so very much. You have been blessed every step of the way in this process to welcome your new daughter and sister into your hearts and home. May you be blessed the rest of the way and soon come to the joy of being the 4 Volantes. Love, Dad,PapPaw
We can't wait to meet the new little Angel!!!
Brian & Heidi Rotert
Lauren and Joel Adwell
We are excited to meet your new addition. Praying specifically for your little bundle!! Love you guys!!
Good luck and I hope to see her come to her new home.
We could not make it to Young Couples class this past weekend but we are happy to support your adoption mission. We did international adoption through Guatemala in 2005. We know it can be an exciting time and but it can also be stressful and challenging. Trust in the Lord, his timing is perfect.