Friday, April 10, 2015

Adoption Story: Floyd and Dorcas

This sweet baby girl has had a huge community of friends and family praying for her for years!

Years ago, God planted a dream in Floyd and Dorcas' hearts-the dream of becoming parents. They prayed and waited and prayed some more, believing that God had a good plan for them but the waiting continued far longer than they'd imagined. They held on to one another and they held on to hope, deciding to begin the adoption process.

In April of 2014 they got started with CAC. I began working on their profile while they began working on their homestudy. On June 19th they were homestudy approved and began applying to multiple agencies. Floyd and Dorcas went into the adoption process with their hands held wide open to whatever the Lord had for them. With each situation they said, "yes" to, I imagined the Lord smiling broadly, pleased with their desire to love and surrender their adoption process to Him. Again and again they put their hearts on the line. Again and again they were met with disappointment and more waiting.

There were many ups and downs along the way. Several times they came incredibly close to becoming parents, only to have their hearts deeply bruised with the reality of more waiting. At one point after an agonizing heartbreak, Dorcas emailed me saying, "Sometimes the God details can be seen most clearly after a certain chapter is over.  I guess we're still in the middle of this one. 'I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'  I'm claiming that as my word for today..."

Those beautiful plans became crystal clear on January 26, eight months from when they had applied to agencies. I called Floyd and Dorcas and excitedly shared the miracle: a beautiful little girl was in the hospital waiting for a mommy and daddy. Their "yes" from God had finally come! All they needed to do was go drive and go meet their baby! Years of waiting were worth it all as they looked into the eyes of the child they had been praying about for so long.


Contact me at katief@christianadoptionconsultants.com for an info packet today! I would be honored to be your adoption consultant and help you along your adoption journey.

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