Friday, August 9, 2013


For several months, our hearts have been broken for the little sweetie that I mentioned here.  We've prayed for her, cried for her and checked to see if anyone had moved forward to bring her home.  Each time we checked, she was still waiting.  Trent and I talked to several families about her, but nothing ever worked out.

Why???  She is a beautiful little girl who deserves a family.  Her file says that she wants a Mama and Baba and brothers and sisters.  She sees other children leave with their families and she wants that...she deserves that!

 As we prayed, God was opening a family's heart to take a huge step of faith....


We're going back to China, y'all!!!  Trust me, we are as shocked as you are :)  God just wouldn't let us walk  away from her.  Many will think we've lost our minds...nope, just our hearts.  Adoption has changed our hearts and we are broken for the orphans.  Once we get pre-approval and can share her pictures, it will be obvious why we couldn't let her go. We plan on naming her Ava and are still debating her middle name.

Our family made this decision after careful consideration and lots of prayer.  It wasn't something we decided easily or quickly. God has shown us through several different ways that He intends for us to add Ava to our family.  She has also been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and we are fully aware of what that involves.  We are at complete peace adding Ava to our family and can't wait to bring her home. 

The biggest obstacle in our decision has been finances.  After Lily's adoption only 20 months ago and her medical bills, we can't rely on loans or savings to bring Ava home.  We have several fund raisers in mind and covet your prayers as we start this journey.  It's a huge step of faith, but we know God has big plans for Miss Ava!!

If you feel led, please visit our first fundraiser site:

Help Bring Ava Home!!!
(click on Ava's name above)

We've had over 1,000 hits on our blog in the past 2 days.  If those 1,000 could donate only $10...Ava would be so much closer to coming home.  We would really appreciate it if you could help us give this sweet girl all the love that she deserves.

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.  (Psalms 68:5-6)


  1. May the Lord continue to bless you and clear the paths He leads you on.

    And, congratulations on your decision to give Ava a family. :)

  2. Cold chills just swept my body. I can't think of a more perfect family to keep sharing God's love. Prayers and a tiny monetary donation coming your way sweet friends!