The Thomas family is growing! We are so excited to share the news that we've begun the process of adopting a special needs child from China.
Nathan and I have many reasons why we have decided to adopt and I am sure we will talk about all of them as we go along. However, the one reason that we feel should always be our focus is that our family has love to give and there is a child somewhere who desperately needs love. We have never been more sure of a decision, and yet the uncertainty that lies ahead is daunting.
Our decision to adopt from China's Waiting Children program came after many conversations and a lot of prayer. We are preparing ourselves (the best we can) to embrace whatever struggles may come from adopting a child with special medical needs. We know we are not alone and we are grateful for the friends and family who have been and will continue to be supportive of our family through this process.
The goal is to keep this blog up to date as we make our way through the adoption process. You are welcome - in fact, we would love for you to follow along and join us on this journey! We are not the first to walk this road, and we will not be the last. Our prayer is that we will continue to be encouraged by the stories of those who have opened their hearts to orphans and that we will encourage others to share love, in any capacity, with those in need.
We can't thank you enough for your prayers and encouragement.
Nathan, Kait, Weston & Brooks