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!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The 5 Year Plan

We turned in all our paperwork for our home study on our anniversary last Monday!! We are now waiting to hear from our social worker for our interviews!! I'll update when we know more. When we are finished with our interviews, we will have our last payment to our home study agency. We still have 64 more puzzle pieces left...a fully "donated" puzzle= a fully funded home study. We would love to have names fill each piece before that last big check is sent off. I'm praying we can finish our interviews before school starts back up. If you would like to "donate" a puzzle piece, click on the donate button on the left, each piece is $10 and you can donate as many as you would like. In the comments section at checkout you can let us know what names you would like on the back.

In other news............

Tuesday we had a call from our placing agency. We talked for about 45 minutes about what the reform may look like and what it means for our adoption. Basically, we are in for a long, confusing and unsure ride. We've are looking more at 5 years until we adopt but no one really knows because the process is so confusing. We also found out here were about 30 families in the Uganda program but with the news of reform and the longer wait time, there are only 17 families now and that number will probably shrink after our agency finishes calls with all the families.

What We Don't Know:
How our family will grow...we had originally thought we would have biological kids after we adopt...now we're not so sure we want to wait that long and may try to have biological kids before we adopt.

The exact timeline...no one really knows could be 5 years, could be sooner

If it will be a legal guardianship (like it is now) or a full adoption. We will hopefully know more when Uganda makes amendments to the Child Act


What We Do Know:
We are adopting from Uganda...when our agency was in Uganda we were confused. We knew God had called us to Uganda but it seemed like doors were closing. We haven't stopped praying about the process and we both clearly know God is telling us to continue with this process for the long haul. Our agency has given us the opportunity to switch to another country but it isn't right for us.

We are participating in an ethical adoption. Our agency has been very open with the process, who they met with, the results of those meetings and the steps they are taking to protect vulnerable kids. We are constantly aware of the ethics of adoption and feel confident that we are working with an agency who cares just as much about ethics as we do.

We desperately need prayer, consistent fervent prayer. This reform process is going to stretch and push us and I don't expect the road to be easy but we are committed to loving Ugandan people in every step of our adoption.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Megan. Wondering if you would be willing to talk to me. Our family is in the process of adopting from Uganda too. My email is burgessnm@hotmail.com. Blessings, Nicki

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