Tuesday, November 16, 2010
When asked what advice they would give families contemplating adoption they say, "Do your research, pray & then go for it."
After adopting their son from China in March of 2009, they are paperchasing for their second son. Both have special needs with bilateral cl/cp.
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Congratulations Turley Family!
Shannon and Penny Sharp were told at the beginning of their marriage that they would never have children. Nine months later they were pregnant with their son, who was a medical miracle according to their doctors. When he was a few years old they knew they wanted more children but that the infertility route was not for them. They prayed and asked the Lord what He would have for their family and our hearts were lead straight to China. Through a special needs program, they brought home a daughter in 2008.
They felt the desire to adopt again, but knew it would be virtually impossible financially. The Sharps prayed asking God's direction over their life and family. Penny prayed that if it was God's will that they adopt again that He would open the doors wide. And if it wasn't that he would close them.
God opened the doors once again and The Sharps look forward to celebrating in early 2011 the arrival of another son.
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Congratulations Sharp Family!
Monday, November 15, 2010
The Milford's story is one of patience! Ashley has wanted to adopt since she was fifteen years old and during their courting the Milford's knew they wanted to adopt at least one child. After much prayer, they decided China. Then came the patience - they had to wait until they met the 30 year old age minimum requirement. Six months out from Ashley's 30th birthday, they started the paperwork!
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Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Faye saw a news program on T.V. about the population crisis in China when she was 12 years old. In the segment, there was hidden camera footage of a businessman stepping over an infant that was left on the steps of a public building. At that moment, God put the desire in her heart to adopt.
Here is Mike, Faye, and Camille with a photo of Jon Paul who they hope to bring home this spring.
The Corman's adopted Camille from China. She is 6 years old and is hearing impaired and has bilateral hearing aids. They are waiting for 3 year old Jon Paul who is living in China. Jon Paul is totally blind in one eye and has very low vision in the other eye.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
November is National Adoption Month. While I know not all of us are called to adopt (myself included-at least not yet), but I know we are called to care for the orphan. Even if you are not called to adopt, you can pray for the orphan, and the family that is awaiting their arrival. You can can support an adoptive family financially or an orphanage or missionary. What will you do?