Sunday, May 14, 2017

Becoming a Mother Through Adoption

Soon after we found out that we were matched with Zelie, Bethany was asked to write a column for the organization Fathers for Good, run by the Knights of Columbus (a Catholic men's organization, and also Dan's employer). We worked on it together, and it was published in the May issue of Columbia magazine (p. 23).

Here is an excerpt, followed by a link to the full article. What a blessing it was to write this!



Called to Adopt

Four years after our wedding, my husband, Dan, and I were still childless despite our fervent desire to be parents. After prayer and discernment, we decided to embark on the journey of adoption — specifically, domestic infant adoption. We quickly learned that welcoming a child through adoption is a calling. It requires sacrifices of time and money, as well as the willingness to open your relationship, health, home and finances to evaluation. We call our adoption journey a pilgrimage, a walk of faith, with daily — sometimes hourly — opportunities to deepen our trust in the Lord.

Full text: http://www.kofc.org/en/columbia/detail/called-to-adopt.html 

6 comments:

  1. I just read the article in Columbia magazine. I was hoping to see affirmation that it all came through. Congratulations!

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  2. So happy for the bountiful blessings! I read your column in the magazine and wanted to find out what happened. All glory to God!! Praises to Him, and congratulations on your beautiful family.
    Now can you continue this beautiful and unfolding with Zelie's birth parents in the future?

    P.s. our youngest daughter's middle name is Therese, after St. Therese. Zelie is a great choice!!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we will see how this story continues to unfold :)

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  3. Same here!! Just read your article and had to see what happened!! We are also blessed by a son through domestic infant adoption, and our stories are very similar!

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