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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Called to Adopt

Since before we even met, we have both had hearts for adoption. As we have prayed about how the Lord would grow our family, we have waited with eager anticipation for the day that God said – NOW! Now is the time to adopt! Romans 8:14-16 tell us that those who have been led by the Holy Spirit have been adopted as children of God. We enter into a relationship in which He calls us His children, and we call Him our Father.
There is something so powerful with this truth that we were destined to be without our true
and perfect Father. Through Jesus Christ, we now have our Father. We feel that there is no greater picture of the gospel than adoption. Knowing that we get to be part of something so incredible is a truly overwhelming blessing.
Just as we have been welcomed into God’s family, we will get to welcome someone into our family, forever!
God has said NOW for us, and we have begun moving forward in the adoption process! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to allow our friends and family to join our team and be part of this incredible journey. Joining our team is a wonderful way to show support and encouragement spiritually, financially and emotionally as we walk out the calling the Lord has placed on our hearts.
We have chosen to adopt domestically! While we were dating, and Alisha was in Guatemala {Guatemala is closed for adoption to anyone outside native Guatemalans - or else we would have an entire house full already}, the Lord spoke to both of us on the same day about the needs of the children in the USA. Since that time, we have both felt very burdened for the children in the US in need of a forever home.

We have spent a LOT of time praying, seeking wisdom, and asking the Lord to guide us as we take this step! It was a very overwhelming process in the beginning until we found Christian Adoption ConsultantsWe talked with a Consultant for a long time and had a very long list of questions to ask. After praying some more, we really felt this was the way the Lord was directing us to go! So we now have someone walking us through each step of the way! At this point, we have completed our homestudy and are waiting on a local agency to complete that paperwork for us! We feel like all we have done for months now is paperwork, paperwork, and MORE paperwork, and we know there will be MUCH more to come, but we are excited to finally be able to share with you where we are in the process and what we have been doing!!!! 

We ask that you would prayerfully consider joining our team through prayer, encouragement, or by making a generous contribution to help alleviate the financial burden of adopting our child.

Below is a link to donate - you can also join our team for the chosen marathon, you do not have to run, you do not even have to be present to be a sleepwalker and cheer us on from home:) - If you would like to sign up please wait until Friday September 27-Sunday September 29 - the team who has the most sign ups in those 3 days will receive a $$ bonus towards their adoption fund! 

Join the Chosen Marathon Team - All proceeds will go directly into the Forbis Family Adoption Fund:

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Please feel free to email me with ANY questions!!!!! 

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