Our adoption story began far before we were married. God began His work in my heart my sophomore year of high school and continued to speak to me in the years to come. Danny knew within the first week of meeting me that adoption was something I KNEW God was calling me to, and he continued to date me.
We were married June 11, 2007, and of course the next topic of discussion, naturally, was children and specifically “when” we wanted to start growing our family. We started talking about adoption or having biological children, knowing most adoptions could take up to a few years before placement. At this point, Danny said he was not ready to pursue adoption and I didn't know what to think of it. I figured with getting married, the thought of having kids was as little too much for him at this point, so I let it be, knowing God would make His plans clear in His time.
In July, Danny helped at a worship conference for a week and God was already at work in his heart. When Danny came home, he shared how God kept bringing the topic of adoption into his path and he knew it was for a reason. He knew was God speaking to him, not me. At that moment, he said "yes, I think we need to start looking into adoption." This was on July 25, 2007.
Of course, that night I started researching and our adoption journey began. Little did we know that in exactly one year our lives would change forever and would continue to change for years to come.
With Full Hands and an Open Heart- Kansas Fergen
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