Legacy of an Adopted Child

"Once there were two women, who barely knew each other. One is in your heart forever, the other you'll call mother. Two different lives, shaped to make yours one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life, and the second taught you how to live it. The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it. One gave you nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One gave you a family, it was what God intended for her to do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. And now you ask me, through your tears, the age old question through the years. Heredity or environment....which are you a product of? Neither my darling...neither, just two different kinds of love". - Unknown

Monday, September 17, 2007

As many of you know, we have been talking about adopting a child. After much prayer, research and discussion, we have applied to adopt through the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, TX. In late August, we received a letter stating that we have been accepted to their International Adoption program. It was kind of neat because we received the packet about 2 days before Nicole's birthday - what a wonderful gift! We were so excited the day we received the information packet! After looking through the information on the countries that Gladney works with, we have decided to adopt a child in Russia. So, here we are...beginning the process (a LONG one) and we can't wait to share each step of the way with you. If you would like to learn more about the Gladney Center for Adoption or Russian adoption, click on the links on the left side of the page. We'll be in touch!