I just had to post this. It is one Dad's perspective on how God convicted him to be available as an adoptive dad when he was initially quite reluctant.
David & Erica were in our local adoption group before moving to Florida. I'm excited to share that God blessed them with the $30,000+ needed for this adoption (legal fees, agency fees, travel, orphanage donations, etc.), and they are in Ethiopia right now, waiting for the final document needed to bring their daughter home.
It has been a long year, full of faith lessons, tears, fatigue, and confirmation that God would provide in His timing. And He did. (He funds what He favors! :)
When they adopted Silas, God asked them to give up everything to bring their son home. It was hard, but they did it. Huge financial sacrifices. They would be the first to say it was well worth it.
This time, He asked them to humble themselves and ask others to come alongside them to help bring their daughter home. They obeyed. He blessed. Precious Zahra will be home soon!
To follow their journey to child number five, check out their family blog here.
ps - Although I think it's clear that God calls all of us to care for orphans, adoption is not the only way to care. How is He calling you to care? :)