Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BIG NEWS!

So Brian and I are extremely excited to announce that we are adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia!! We have been praying about this for months now, and really feel that this is God's will for our family. Brian and I have always known we were going to adopt. My two fabulous nieces came to us through adoption and I cannot tell you what a blessing they have been to us!

So for us, it wasn't a matter of if, but when. And we know that this is the time. I have NEVER felt more at peace about a decision in my entire life. I know and trust that God has our family already designed for us and our son is in Africa! This does not mean that we will or will not have biological children in the future. We are just giving all that to God. We are in the very beginning stages at this point and are trying to get to the point were we can send in our paperwork to Gladney next week. I am taking off work tomorrow afternoon to get as much done as possible. We know that the journey ahead of us is long. In our phone orientation last week we learned that the process is taking about 18 months. But we trust that the timing will be perfect to pair us with our baby! Please pray for us as we begin this journey!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Any child will be so lucky to have you as parents. I wish the best for you both and can't wait to see the journey God takes you on in the next few months.

Abbie H. said...

Awwww! That is SO awesome Plumbs! I can't wait to read more about your adventures in adopting! I know you guys will be GREAT parents!!!

We are in the process of saving for ours, but still will be a ways out for us to even get started!

Jeana said...

Oh this is so awesome!! You guys will make awesome parents!! How very cool!! I will keep your journey in my prayers!!
Love you guys!!!

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Love you, already love the kiddo! God is so awesome and we know He will be with you guys every step of the way.

Boy are we gonna have some fun when your son gets here!

Much Love from all
the Maddoxes

Rick Odell said...

Congrats guys! That is exciting news!

Brie said...

That is so freaking cool! When we adopted Sam, Mom said that the only difference between him and us is that we were homegrown and he was handpicked.

Hang in there through the process (it is a pain) and enjoy your handpicked blessing when he gets here.

Lindsey said...

Shannon,

I can't wait to meet you! The first Tuesday night of each month a group of parents who have adopted and are in the process meet for dinner at the Queen of Sheba in OKC. You guys should come and since you live on the south side, we should get together and cook out sometime!

clay said...

Congratulations! Shannon, you will be a perfect mother. I'm a little nervous about BP, though. Kinda scary. But, then again, he said the same thing about me and now I'm the world's greatest dad.

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

WOW - that is so wonderful! We're excited to read about your adventures with adoption as God leads you through the process.

Becky said...

I am so excited for you guys! I know God has this all planned out for you guys and that you, and this wonderful boy, will be truly blessed.