Why India?

Probably the most common question we hear regarding our adoption is “Why India??” The answer to that question is multifaceted.

We entered this adoption process with open hearts and minds. Meaning, we did not have a certain country we wanted to zero in on. As we mentioned in previous posts, our hearts desire is to rescue a child…wherever that may be. We wanted to be open to wherever the Lord led us.

As some of you may know, each country has its own list of requirements for potential adoptive parents. For example, to adopt from China you have to be at least 30 years old. So we could cross that country off the list. And other countries require very long in-country stays (like 6 months!) before you can bring your child home. That wouldn’t work for us, so we could cross those countries off our list as well.

Once the list was narrowed, we had several conference calls with our adoption agency to ask more detailed questions. They got to know us through these calls and suggested we take a serious look at India. They told us they felt it could be a great fit for our family and that there are children there that could be matched with us very quickly.

Nick and I took a deeper look into India and felt confident about proceeding. The main reason being that there is a huge need there for adoption. Another motivating factor is that children in India have almost no chance of ever hearing the gospel. We desire to rescue a child who physically might not have the chance for a high quality of life, but also who spiritually will never have the chance to hear about Jesus.

We felt God opening this door to India and took a leap of faith! Our child could already be born which makes this process even more real and exciting. Thank you all for your support and prayers. It means the world to us!

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