We are so excited to announce that we are in the process of adopting! This has been a dream in our hearts for a while and we feel like God has released us to pursue it. About a year ago we felt like God extended an invitation to us to experience His heart for orphans and adoption. The Bible makes it so clear how much adoption is in the heart of the Father. Ephesians 1:4-5 is one example that has been sticking out to us. It talks about us being chosen and adopted in God's family as sons and daughters. The word "chosen" really has been highlighted to us. We are all chosen by God to be His sons and daughters. This child that we will bring into our family is chosen by God and chosen by us!
Through prayer, we feel like God has directed us to do Domestic Infant Adoption. The cost of this type of adoption is around $24,000. This is not paid in one lump sum but is payed in different increments throughout the process. The 2 main parts are: getting through the home study process(around $10,000) and after placement and finalization (around $14,000). We feel honored and priviledged that God has extended this invitation to us! It is also exciting to us that we cannot do this all by ourselves. At the end of this process we will not be able to say that we accomplished it but that God through His people accomplished it! We ask that you would pray about coming along side us in making a difference in a child's life! Thank you for taking the time to read this. We love you all and are grateful for you!
Brandon & Tammy Smith