About Us

We are Chris and Megan. First and foremost we love our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are daily humbled by His plan for our lives and love seeing what he does when we trust him. We have always wanted to adopt but had planned on having biological kids first. We felt God calling us to adoption first and after lots of prayer are excited to be starting our first adoption! We love the people and culture of Uganda and are excited to bring that culture into our family. We seek to honor God in our adoption and eventually in the way we raise our kids. We covet your prayers as this will be a long but exciting journey to our forever family!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Slowly By Slowly

Slowly by slowly is a Ugandan phrase I heard constantly when I was there. It means that things happen in their own timing and often times that timing is slow. Nothing about adoption is fast, everything takes weeks if not months to complete and we knew getting in it would be like this. But sometimes that slow pace is draining and exhausting. But slowly by slowly is also a reminder that we have no control. We need to trust and slowly watch God provide. In that slow pace, we see the bread crumbs God has left us to show us his faithfulness in the smallest ways.

Not a lot new to report other than that we are still trudging through the paperwork and slowly by slowly reading books, filling out biographies, getting physicals, our driving records and on and on.

We did get an email from our agency this past week letting us know the director will make the trip to Uganda at the end of May. There has been speculation that Uganda will change their Child's Act and possibly restrict international adoptions because they prefer domestic adoptions. We were notified that amendment could happen in 3-6 months. No one knows the extent of the change only that there will probably be one. We're praying they will grandfather us, and other waiting families in and let our adoptions close before shutting down international adoptions completely.

We walk this road trusting that God's plan is far bigger and better than ours and at this point it is completely out of our control. We continue pushing through in the adoption because God called us to this point at this time. While the future is unclear, we are certain God is walking this with us.

Pray we continue seeking God's will for our adoption and that we keep our eyes on Him through the twists and turns

Puzzle Update- We still have 71 puzzle pieces left! 1 puzzle= 1 fully funded home study. We are about half way done with our home study and the rest of the payments are due upon completion! You can donate a puzzle piece by clicking on the paypal "donate" button. Be sure to leave what names you want written on the back in the comments section while checking out!

If you're local (Orange and L.A. County) and have anything you want to donate to our yard sale we will be collecting things this week. The yard sale will be Saturday!

Thanks for being our support through long and challenging months!

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