You may or may not remember the story of two kidis from the orphanage connected to our ministry here in Honduras. Back in 2017, these two kiddos came to our orphanage after being abandoned by their parents. They were very timid, and kept to themselves. Our family started spending time with them late in 2017 to give them good family experiences and show them that they could trust people again.
We grew to love these two very quickly. At some point in 2018, David and I started talking about potentially adopting these two. That's when we learned that they were never registered in the system of persons, and therefore did not technically exist. There was no way to get their birth certificates without a family member. We were told these kids would forever be "lost" in the system because they could not get birth certificates. Without birth certificates, they couldn't be declared abandoned, which added to the impossibility of adoption.
Our family struggled with this news, but continued to love on these kiddos. We've had sleepovers, spent birthdays and holidays together, celebrated kindergarten graduations with them, and enjoyed weekly visits since then. Our kids have grown a great relationship with them through these times, and it has been amazing watching them grow in their trust of people. We have continued to pray for a miracle for these two over the years. That the Lord would work in only ways that He could, and that our hearts would remain open to loving these kids.
Fast forward to this past summer. Their miracle came! The kids received their birth certificates! This is a miracle in itself. Just two weeks later they were declared abandoned. This typically takes years to happen for kids here. This means these two kids that we have grown to love, and that fit so very well with our family are now ADOPTABLE!
Our hearts are bursting with excitement at this possibility!
The Lord seems to be flinging doors open in front of us. There is one catch though. Adoption is expensive, and this WAS NOT on our radar. We had given up on this possibility. The Lord is reminding us that He is still in the business of working miracles.
Would you consider being part of this journey and miracle that the Lord is working by giving financially to help offset the costs of international adoption?
Wooo hooo for yoooou!! (And Grammy) <3
Praying for you guys
Praying with you!
Praying for all of this process!
We're glad to support you in this important time! Love from Emmanuel Community Church