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In the Silence: A Family’s Story of Waiting

In the Silence: A Family’s Story of Waiting

Waiting is hard.

The idea of waiting to adopt a child is not for those who are weak-hearted.

This requires courage, persistence, and a willingness for you to give up control. It’s about learning to trust God, even when we can’t see where the journey is taking us.

Ross and Rachel both understand this.

Meet Ross & Rachel

Rachel writes—

“In August 2019, we began a journey of international adoption from China. The Lord put on our hearts a very specific type of adoption—a child with Down syndrome.

We were quickly matched to a girl. COVID-19, however, derailed our plans and China adoptions were closed. After 3.5 years, China adoptions and travel have resumed. Unfortunately, at turtle speed. So again … we wait some more.

While we wait with eager anticipation for our turn to travel, our little girl remains in China in an orphanage.

We learned through her adoption journey about the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network, and the importance of domestic adoption for children with Down Syndrome in America. We’ve submitted our profile to several cases as well as a few second chance adoptions, however, it hasn’t been our time, as we have not yet been…

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