Monday, February 1, 2016

We're expecting! Well, kinda... sorta....

We've never said we were done.
We always said, "We'll never say never."
We kept quiet & close to our hearts the deep, divine desire for more.

And so, here we are - it's time, again! We are ecstatic!

This summer we pray we have more preteens/teens in our home, to bring them home!

We already have six kids. We already fost-adopted before. 
So, more than six kids?!... 
For us, YES!

Culturally, it's insane.
Biblically, it's obedience.
Spiritually, it's our calling.

There are tens of thousands of legally-free children in foster care.
Waiting. Hoping. Wishing. Giving up...
Well, we're not okay with that. Never have been and never, ever will be.
So we slowly started to get ready.

Suffice it to say, we have had a very busy few months! Kids have been cleaning and purging their rooms on their own! We're saving and shopping around for a "supervan," we're making some home renovations to make living as an even larger family easier. February 4th we will complete our Fost-Adoption PRIDE training, again. We will complete our Homestudy this Spring, meet with the Adoption Family Finder social worker then, look at sibling profiles, and start the process of adopting from foster care a legally-free sibling group.

We appreciate your prayers, encouragements, and support! 2016 is going to be an adventure!

We know it will be hard. Believe us, we know better than most just how difficult it can/might be. We've done this before. We're doing it now! We know the challenges, we truly do. Let us say it again: we know this will not be all roses and sunshine. And, yet, He's called us to do this, and we know He will enable us to do the good works He's predestined for us to accomplish! Our children will blossom and will shine as He's predestined them to be. How and why He's chosen us to be a part of their victories is beyond us. We are humbled, grateful, and thrilled to see it all unfold!

"And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you
because you obey the voice of the Lord your God."
Deuteronomy 28:3

Our family loves to love via orphan care.
We adopt because we are The Adopted.
This is our story, our life, our joy!

Brad & Renee

Follow our new journey (what we can share) by joining us right here.
As before, all our social media will need to be veiled when it comes to the children.
No details, pictures, names are allowed to be shared at all. 
Thanks for that understanding!

Saturday, January 23, 2016



On, February 1st, be ready to read an important family-journey announcement!

See you in a week-

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


... and we're gonna be all shiny and pretty when we're all done, too!