My husband and I initially were only considering a domestic adoption of a child with Down syndrome. But, God opened our eyes to a little boy in Eastern Europe, known as Mac (Thadius on the adoption ministry website Reece’s Rainbow). 7 months into our adoption, Russia closed its doors to all families in the United States to adopt. Our son’s region further confirmed this by closing down every adoption outside of the region 7 weeks later in February, 2013.
On March 3, 2013, though we still consider ourselves to be in-process for Mac, we committed to bring little Libby home from another part of Eastern Europe. Read the story of our adoption through the blog posts below.
The post where we announced pursuing adoption: The 10%
The post where we explain why were aren’t waiting until the kids are older: Why now?
The post where we announce we’re adopting internationally: To Call You Mine
The post where we announce Mac (Thadius): Poured out and Precious
The post where we explain why it’s not evil or irresponsible to fundraise to adopt: Fundraising and Freaking Out
The post Cal, our 6-year-old, wrote about being brave for her future brother: This is for Thadius
The post that reminds everyone (again): We are Not Buying a Child
The Adoption Ban is sticking: Adoption Ban
Resigned to waiting, and making plans: The Wisdom to Know the Difference
Announcing Libby!: Love You for You
Forever ours: Welcome home!
Thank you for being a part of our journey.