What fatherhood has meant to me through the adoption of our precious baby girl: My wife and I began our adoption journey in 2016. Two years later we were matched. It’s in those 2 years where our confidence, that God was graciously involved in our adoption, grew increasingly each day. We came to realize He had done it himself. He adores us. He knows what it costs. And he stands ready to support us all the way to the end. In our lives, there is something uniquely precious about having children by birth. That is a good plan. There is also something different, but also uniquely precious, about adopting children. Each has its own uniqueness. Your choice to adopt children may be sequentially second. But does not have to be secondary. It can be as precious and significant as having children by birth.

God is able to make adoption an A+ plan in our lives. I realize more than ever that “the mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”

This decision is not merely a tabulation of pros and cons. I would be deceiving myself to think that. Yet I am persuaded that this decision to adopt honors God more than not adopting.

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