Our Philippines Adoption - Bringing Home Our Child

Our Philippines Adoption - Bringing Home Our Child

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From Mandy Rose

We are so excited to bring home our child and can not wait for God to reveal His plan for us even more. Thank you for your support and making it possible for us to give a child love and hope!

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In January 2012, God started pulling our hearts towards adoption. Since we already have 3 crazy boys under five, I thought I may have been losing my mind to think that we could possibly handle adding a fourth.

After A LOT of prayer and countless hours of research…we decided to follow His lead and take the chance on adopting.

We have been blessed BEYOND belief with 3 biological children of our own. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to get pregnant and carry a child. I am so grateful to have my boys.

At the same time, I feel like our family is not complete. I also feel like God has put adoption on my heart for quite some time.

I think I always knew that I wanted to be a mother. From the day I learned to play with baby dolls I had that “motherly instinct”. It wasn’t until I was in college when I began to think about how cool it would be to not only have my own children (if God so allowed), but to also be able to adopt a child that needed a family.

I can’t say that the thought crossed my mind much more until these past few years. I just felt the thought of adopting keep coming to my mind. Over and over and over.

God is funny like that, right?

I was actually thinking….wow…I’m a lunatic for thinking these crazy thoughts. And God, your even crazier for putting these thoughts in my head.

And then one day I got the courage to ask my husband what he thought about my crazy thoughts.

It went something like this:

Husband walks in from work and sits down at the table.

Wife says, “So babe…I have something I want to talk to you about.”

Husband looks at wife like “Uhhhhhhhh oh crap…what did I do now.”

Wife giggles.

Husband is thoroughly confused.

Wife can not get the words out because she is so nervous he will reject her idea and think she’s looney.

Husband stares.

Wife finally blurts out (as she is looking in a completely different direction – in hopes of not facing the weird face she is about to receive), “Soooo………………what do you think about adopting a baby?”

PAUSE>

PAUSE>

AND MORE PAUSE>

Husband is the coolest husband on the planet and actually doesn’t shoot my idea down.

Yea. That’s how this all began.

We began praying about it and asking God to reveal to us if this was the right decision. For me, I knew instantly what God was asking. For my husband, it took him a little longer.

After a few months of praying and researching and thinking and praying, I made my first phone call to an adoption agency (in January 2012).

We are adopting from the Phillipines (my husbands nationality) and are currently waiting placement. We have been told that it is likely we will get a referral by the end of 2013. 

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