I am sure you see pictures of our three sweet children and wonder why we are seeking to adopt. The short answer is that God has called us to grow our family in this way. Wayne and I have always been open to adoption because we love Jesus and he asks us to care for orphans and the vulnerable. You know as well as I do that there are so many great ways to do so and only one of those ways is through adoption. I believe that adoption is a calling that should not be taken lightly. Believe me when I say this was not an easy decision - we had many many late night discussions, prayed, read books, listened to podcasts, heard sermons, prayed some more and kept coming back to the conclusion that this is what the Lord has in our future. It all came together for me when our pastor preached on Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." As we were sitting in the pews, it hit me like a ton of bricks that God has prepared in advance for us to adopt and that I needed to stop thinking of all the reasons why this is a hard decision (parenting is always hard, adoption adds another layer of complexity to that) and trust that God will give us everything we need to proceed with confidence. So here we are, at the beginning of a very exciting journey and need your help.
How you can help.
1. Pray for us.
Making the decision to adopt is a big one but now there are many smaller decisions to be made - what special needs would we be open to, domestic vs. international, which agency or advocate to select, how to choose a home study agency and the list goes on.
2. Sign up for a photo-session below!
You will get beautiful photos of your family to treasure forever and all of the profits from your session will go towards our adoption. Adoption is pretty expensive, around 30-40k. Rather than go into debt, we have decided to put all of the profits from my photography business toward adoption costs.
3. Tell a friend about the upcoming sessions and invite them to have a photosession!
Thank you for choosing to be part of our adoption story.
7 outdoor minisessions available on Friday, May 25th at Thomas home in Brentwood, TN.
On-location Family & Newborn Sessions available May 21-24.
Schedule a session right now, it's easy and you can do it all online.