Sunday, June 17, 2012

Boy, Oh Boy!

Wow, do we have some news for you! In case you can't tell by the title of this blog, our family has made the exciting decision to pursue adoption.

"What's that?" you say. "How great, but....why? You have two children and there weren't any major pregnancy/childbirth complications."

You're exactly right. We have been blessed with two healthy girls and we have loved every minute with them. And we look forward to many more fun times ahead. But God has been knocking on the door of our hearts for quite some time about following Him and being obedient to Him. We would push the adoption conversation to the back of our minds with excuses of busy schedules. Both of us work full-time jobs, our two very active girls keep our hands full, we love hanging out with our friends and going on trips. And on and on we would go with these excuses.

But then God started knocking a little louder, a little more persistently.

So we begin to pray. "God, is this really your will for us? We're not equipped to adopt. We can barely manage our schedule as it is. Maybe you're just saying we need to pray for orphans."

So we decided to pray for orphans. We picked out specific ones from Reece's Rainbow and poured our hearts out to God, praying they would find forever families.

And yet, it wasn't enough. Our eyes had been opened to the world of children without families simply needing someone to love on them. From one devotion to the next, through conversations with friends who had no idea what we were struggling with, to sermons preached, we finally decided to answer.

What a peace we have in our hearts, and we are so excited about what God has in store for our family!

We have a long road ahead of us - we feel God leading us to adopt a little boy from Ethiopia, so we are attempting to walk in obedience according to His will. We are working with America World Adoption to bring home our son and were officially accepted into the agency last week.

I've started this blog in the hopes of keeping friends and family up to date but more than anything, our family covets your prayers of support as we begin this process. It's only just the beginning and I know God is going to do great things through this.

It seems fitting that on this Father's Day, we especially remember to celebrate our Eternal Father, who is with us every step of the way. And we thank Him for continuing to humble us as we start this journey.

Courtney and Drew


  1. That's wonderful!! Thinking about you guys through this journey!

  2. I adore the picture of you, Drew, the girls, and the globe. Just precious! Thrilled you are doing a blog to keep those of us farther away updated. Love to you all and best wishes in this exciting adventure. The Lord is truly amazing and I know you will be abundantly blessed as you continue to do His good works. I'm in awe of your response to His call! Happy Father's Day to Drew!

  3. Congratulations on this decision and path. Praying that you will find your forever son soon and that the process is a smooth and timely one.

  4. I am giddy for you reading this!!! So excited for you guys. Dean and I will be praying for tour family as you embark on this journey God is leading you to. So proud of your obedient hearts ;-)

  5. Congrats! Both on a new addition to your family, and the grace to embrace this path! God bless from the Kruminas family.