Adoption – Take Two

By Heidi

Heidi Says …

I shared a bit of this answer earlier in the series. While we were in Vietnam adopting Gracie, I fell in love with the country and its people. I also fell in love with the process of adoption and the miraculous way that God uses adoption to add to families. I had a very strong feeling in my heart that, when we left Vietnam it wasn’t the end of the adoption process for us. I knew that I would be back in Vietnam, adopting again. I can’t really explain it, but I just knew.

Brian, on the other hand, did not share this feeling. He had no desire to adopt again, not so much because he didn’t want more children (though I think he did feel that our family was complete), but more so because he didn’t know how we could possibly afford another adoption. I can see why he felt this way. Adoption is expensive and it took us several years to pay off that first adoption.

God works in mysterious ways, though. I know He laid that original feeling on my heart. Every so often, the feeling would resurface and I’d think about it; but Vietnam was …read more

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