Sunday, March 14, 2010

little by little.... Jesus is changing me!

Aren't we cute?
The middle picture is one that we sent with our application to our adoption agency a couple of months ago. It is one of the pictures I presume they have been praying over as they considered the "on paper" Merrifields. On March 23rd we will go in for a pre-screening interview to see if we are "accepted" by our agency to move forward in the process.

Our plan, God willing, is to be matched with an "emancipated" child here in Washington State. This is called "foster/adopt", which is not becoming a foster parent but rather adopting out of the foster care system.

I am having a hard time mentally going to the place where I admit that "my" child may be alive and around why not just come on out and say it on a blog! :) Phew... and, closely following is the "Oh, Lord..."

There's just SO much to consider and PRAY about with this!!!!


Tiffany Jeanne said...

wow wow wow wow!!!! 1) Love the family photo! 2) I am SO amazed by you and Marcus for opening your hearts to another child!! and 3) the child that He has chosen for you is one lucky kid.

You're totally in my prayers, girl!

Kristen said...

Wow! That is so amazing! Congratulations for doing something so wonderful.
The Lord will put blessings in your life because you are so deserving. Keep updating!
And we'll keep you in our prayers!

ellen b. said...

Sweet pics! Praying for this family step you are taking. Blessings...

Cara Grube :) said...

Sara, I think what you guys are doing is beyond amazing! We, too, have talked about adoption...and it's been on my mind and heart more and more lately...reading about other family's doing it makes me think maybe God's trying to tell me something. I'm looking forward to following along your journey and will be praying for all of you along the way! ♥

Amber Weiseth said...

Praying for your family and your son/daughter. I am so blessed to have watched Jesus capture your heart for the orphan child. It is truly His calling on your life. Looking forward to seeing you guys soon.