Friday, June 1, 2007
Our Adoption Story
As some of you may or may not know all of our story, I thought it would be a good idea to post it on here. All of this started when Becky went to Haiti on a short-term mission trip to Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in April 2006. She had a wonderful time on her trip, serving in many different ministries, one of which is an orphanage for children with special needs. One of the children in particular named Kerwin made quite an impression on here. Kerwin is deaf and has cerebral palsy mostly affecting his legs. These disabilities make it hard for him to live a normal life in Haiti, but Becky was impressed by how smart he appeared to be and what potential he had. As she returned home, Kerwin continued to be on her heart and mind in the months after she returned. After much prayer and consideration, we felt that God was calling us to pursue adoption of Kerwin. We received permission from the mission to adopt Kerwin on August 26, 2006 and have been continuing through the adoption process ever since then. God has continued to push us through the obstacles and barriers we have faced along the way, and we will be leaving on Sunday with the hope and anticipation that we will be able to bring him home this summer.