Sunday, April 21, 2013

We're Expecting... But Not the Way You Might Think!

We have some very exciting news to share!

We have been thinking about adopting a child since before Lydia was born, but it never seemed like the right time.  We got serious about it at various points along the way, but the doors always were closed, for one reason or another.  We just knew it was an idea that God had placed in our hearts.

And now God has given us the green light to start the process.  And more than that, he has shown us a specific boy that has captured our hearts!

Meet "Camden" (not his real name)!  This is the picture that I couldn't get out of my mind.  As soon as I saw him, I felt that he belonged in our family.

 

We spent a lot of time praying about the decision to adopt this precious child, and discussing all that it might mean for our family.  And after it all, we still felt sure that this is what God wants for us.  We can't be absolutely sure that everything will work out for us to adopt him, but we are working with Reece's Rainbow (http://www.reecesrainbow.org/), and we have officially committed to him.  This will mean big changes for our family, but we know it will be an even bigger blessing.

We already love this little boy, and we are so excited to give him a HOME, love, and a family.  We invite you to pray with us as we start down this road!  You can also donate toward a grant for our adoption through Reece's Rainbow's Family Sponsorship Program.  (http://reecesrainbow.org/sponsorminer)
 
Or click on the box on the right side of this blog to donate through PayPal (3% fee is charged for using PayPal).  Or, donate by check to have 100% go toward our grant!
Checks should be made payable to Reece’s Rainbow and mailed to:
PO Box 4024
Gaithersburg, MD  20885.
*Be sure to include a note that it is for the Miner family.
 
Here's a more recent picture of Camden.  His age is somewhere between Birdie's and Lydia's.  Let's bring this little guy home!
 
 
 
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families..."
-Psalm 68:5-6a

 

5 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations!

Kara Coe said...

So excited for you! We will pray for all the logistics to go smoothly and you to bring him HOME as soon as possible!

Kara Coe said...

So excited to see the news officially. We will be praying for all the logistics and plans to go smoothly, so you get him home asap!

carpenter said...

Hi Danielle and Aaron,

Not sure if you remember us or not...from Lebanon, Pa...Brian and Stephanie Carpenter?!! We went to Cornerstone and then Cornerstone East and now Calvary Chapel Lebanon - Thom Keller is our Pastor?! I remember some time ago talking with you about adoption...I just came across you on RR and saw your little boy and followed the link to the blog! Congratulations!!!

We are adopting number 5 and 6 and these 2 are from probably the same country as your little guy! waiting on USICS right now...I would love to connect with you...our Sasha is adopte from Russia and was quite interested when she saw your blog!

Our blog is www.marianaorphanfund.blogspot.com and Sasha just started a blog for aging out kids
www.hopeforisolde.blogspot.com

email is tingministries@comcast.net

WE will be praying for you for sure!! Congratulations and I would love to hear from you!

In Christ,
stephanie brian sasha (russia) ellianna (taiwan) avigayil (philippines) angelina (bulgaria) and soon rachel and olyvia (EE country)

Danielle said...

Yes, Brian and Stephanie, of course we remember you! I'll send you an email. So great to hear from you, and to see how your family has grown and is growing!!!