I wrote this journal entry/letter in June when we decided to move forward with the adoption process. I thought it’d be nice to share it with y’all. ~Kara

I’ve felt a desire to adopt for a long time. I remember thinking about it even when I was in high school. At times it was just an idea in the back of my mind, but in the past year or two it’s been on the forefront.

God has given me a heart for justice and a desire to see the lonely and hurting restored. “He sets the lonely in families.” God’s also been revealing more of His heart to me. As I have pressed into Him with my longing to be a mother and to have a family, He’s shown me the ache in His own heart for the people He created and wants to be a part of His forever family.

Ephesians 1:5 “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” God has given us such a gift by bringing us into His family so we can be with Him for all eternity! In some small way, I want to give a gift to one who will be a part of our family forever.

I can’t wait to meet you, little one! Although you are not physically growing inside of my body- my love for you is already growing in my heart. I don’t know what you look like, who you’ll become, what your personality’s like- but the Lord does! We choose you and it gives us great pleasure! I look forward to getting to know the unique gifts and passions the Lord has put inside of you. I hope to give you a home where you’ll never have to doubt that you are loved, wanted, treasured and allowed to pursue the dreams that God births in your heart.