Friday, November 25, 2016

Bringing Home Baker Part 1

While most people are standing in long lines at Walmart, Target or a variety of other stores for Black Friday specials, Sarah, Brynn and myself are heading to Seoul, Korea to fulfill the next piece of our adoption process.

Despite having three amazing daughters, Sarah and I knew our family was not complete.

Upon God's calling/command, the "Baker" journey started about 15 months ago when Sarah and I submitted our application for adoption. On December 23 2015, we signed the paperwork to begin the process of adding our son, Baker, to our family.

11 months later, we are on our way to Seoul to meet our son for the very first time. On this visit, we will get to meet and interact with him on two occasions. The main purpose of this visit, however, is to complete the court process. Sarah and I must attend a court hearing and appear before a judge. He will interview us and then make a ruling on our ability to adopt Baker. Following court, we must return to the US and await word on the ruling and a custody hearing. Once we get the call, we will return to Seoul and Bring Baker Home!

The journey has been extremely difficult yet rewarding. Our faith has been tested and our knowledge in the term "God's timing" has grown immensely. Even though your mind knows the amazing outcome of welcoming your son into your family, your Earthly brain struggles with the months of waiting and very little control over the process. As the process nears it's end, the doubts and struggles seem to have faded from our minds. We are only hours (not weeks or months) from meeting o

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world (James 1:27).

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