Hello friends! We have some exciting news to announce!
Here are some picture clues to give you a hint 🙂
Recently, we’ve been sifting through this pile of paperwork…
…and getting really good at signing our names.
We’re also beginning to tackle this big stack of books…
If you haven’t already guessed…
After many months of prayer, and research, we are thrilled to announce that God has sovereignly led us to grow our family through ADOPTION! We wanted to share this wonderful news with you, just as we would want to share an actual pregnancy, and hope you will rejoice with us as we wait for Baby Swiger’s arrival!
If you are familiar with the term “paper pregnant,” that’s exactly what we are…..currently sitting amidst the above pile of paperwork as we are in the very beginning stages of the adoption process. Even though we have just begun the process, we believe that God knows exactly who our precious son or daughter will be, and we will be preparing and celebrating just as we would for a pregnancy.
Here are some of the details, if you are interested:
We are adopting domestically, from the state of Pennsylvania, through a fantastic agency called Bethany Christian Services. We also hope to adopt an infant. We are open to either gender, and any race.
Currently, we are filling out a big stack of paperwork (the first of many I’m sure!). After we finish that, we will move into the home study portion of the process. During that time we will go through a number of interviews, as well as welcome a Bethany case worker into our home for an evaluation. We will also be working on a ton of required reading, as well as attending required training for all adoptive parents. We are really excited to learn more about the process, and grow in wisdom, as we prepare to welcome a baby into our family!
After we are (Lord willing!) home study approved, we will be officially “waiting” for the arrival of Baby Swiger! We don’t know how long our wait will be. It may only be a few weeks, or months, or it could be a year, or longer. We do know that It will certainly be an adventure, and we take great comfort in the fact that God knows exactly when our baby will arrive!
We are humbled, and feel greatly privileged that God would call us to be entrusted with a child through adoption! We stand in awe when we think about the fact that God chose us to be in His family, after we did absolutely nothing to deserve it. We became recipients of His grace and mercy when He made us His own, through Jesus. This is why we are doing what we are doing. The child that God blesses us with will be our own, just as He made us His own!
Jesus said, in John 14:18, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” We are eternally grateful for this truth!
Thank you so much for reading, and for being excited with us as we continue on this crazy adventure! We hope to blog through the adoption process, answer many common questions about adoption, and share more about how God has specifically called us to adopt our first child. So be sure to check back for more information, and as we begin fundraising!
Thank you for your prayers, and excitement, as we await the arrival of Baby Swiger!!! 🙂