An Adoption Update: A Child of God

Friends, my heart is so tender toward our girl today.   



We miss her so much.

To give you a quick update, we are in the waiting process.  Our dossier is in her home country being translated.  We get fingerprinted next week to get our i-800 approved, and then it will be sent to her country.  And then we wait.  IF things go well, we will be flying over to get her in November.  (Lord willing.)

Thankfully, we have been able to Skype with her every week since she has been gone.  We get to see her precious smiles and hear her sweet giggles and tell her how much we love her.   It’s been a lifesaver for our hearts.

She started boarding school this week, and spends the weekends with her foster family.  We feel so blessed that she is with a very loving faster family. They are an older couple, probably in their 50’s, that we will get to meet when we fly over there.  I can’t wait to give them a HUGE hug for taking care of our girl until the Lord brought us together.  I praise God for them every single day!

And though our little girl has a foster family, she is still an orphan.  I try to put myself in her shoes, but it is impossible.  I have no idea what it feels like to be motherless or fatherless.  I have no idea what it is like to not be part of a forever family.  I imagine that she wants to “belong.”  I imagine that she wants to be free from fear of her future. 

I heard a song a few days ago that I cannot stop listening to.  It gives me chill bumps and makes my eyes fill up with tears every time I listen to it.  The Lord brings our girl to mind every time I hear it.

The song is about how we become a part of God’s family when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior.  How we no longer have to fear because we are a child of God.  

I am a child of god gold

source:  ETSY

I think of our girl when it says “from my mother’s womb, you have chosen me.”  Even though she was not born of my womb, she was chosen before time to be my daughter.  The Lord “has called her name” and she has been “born again into our family.”  

“He split the sea so she could walk right through it,” makes me think of how he split the waters of the Atlantic ocean between us to bring us together.  NEVER in a million years would I have imagined that God would have brought a daughter into my life this way, but HE is in the business of doing things that only HE can do.  :)  

My prayer is that our daughter can always say, “You rescued me, so I stand and sing, I AM A CHILD OF GOD!”

Friends, as much as I think about our soon-to-be daughter when I hear this song, I know that it applies even more to me. 

I have been blessed to have an amazing earthly father, but it is only my Heavenly Father who can drive away all my fears and free me from any bondage in my life.  It is HIS blood that runs through my veins, and no one can ever take that away from me!

Can you relate?

What fears have a hold on you?

Fear of failure?

Fear of being alone?

Fear of death?

Fear of past sins?

Fear of an uncertain future?

Sweet friends, when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are no longer a slave to those fears!!  You can lay them at the feet of Jesus, and he will rescue you.  Praise God!!  

Please take a few minutes to watch this video and celebrate the work that God is doing in our little girl’s life, our family’s life, and in your life.  To God be the Glory!

(I added the words to this song below the video in case you need them.)



You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone


I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God


From my Mothers womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again, into your family
Your blood flows through my veins



I am surrounded by the arms of a Father

I am surrounded by songs of Deliverance.

We’ve been liberated from our bondage.

We’re the sons and the daughters.  Let us sing our FREEDOM!


You split the sea, so I could walk right through it
All my fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me, so I could stand and sing
I am a child of God




  1. A posting today from deep in your heart! Thanks so much for sharing with us, our prayers are with yours for this little girl to soon become a forever part of your family. Actually, she’s already a forever part in spirit, now you need her to be here physically to!

  2. oh Traci! what a beautiful song! I’m in tears!! ;-) And what beautiful story you have with your little girl! Our God is so much greater than we could ever imagine! This mommas heart is so happy for you all and can only imagine how long this waiting must feel like!! It’s great to hear you get Skype with her. When will she know that she will be living with you permanently ? She will be ecstatic I’m sure. What a beautiful home she is going to be part of …and even more importantly she will come to know Jesus as her Savior!! Hallelujah!! Praise God!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I love reading your updates!! xo, Lisa

  3. Thank you for these lovely words to remind me. When I get in my “moods” I seem to become more stubborn toward our Lord. Just a stubborn little kid still. I pray for your daughter to come home to her family. I get so excited when I open your emails hoping and praying it has happened for you. Have a beautiful day and thanks for your uplifting post.

  4. Thank you, Lisa!! We are not able to tell her we are adopting her until we get officially matched, so right now she thinks we are re-hosting her again through project143 for Christmas. We are glad that she at least knows we will see her again soon. I can’t wait until she know that we will be a family forever!! Thank you for your love and encouragement! xoxo

  5. It WILL work out. We did two International Adoptions. It is tough but oh so worth it. We always said it was not IF but a matter of time when the kids would come home. Hoping things happen quickly for you! Blessings!

  6. Praise His Holy Name…..I can only imagine how very thrilled and happy you guys are…..What a wonderful Blessing for this beautiful child and for your family…..All my love & prayers go with you daily……God is Blessing Daily…….I Love you & yours my precious friend…….

  7. Thank you so much for the update. God is revealing Himself so much through the adoption process of your sweet girl. We are all orphans until we put our faith and trust in Christ, but I know your daughter knows this more fully than most of us. I am praying for your family and that God softens the heart of your sweet girl to be more and more secure in the love of your family and in His love for her.

  8. Oh Traci, this post brought tears to my eyes! Praying for you all during this journey and anxiously anticipating the day you are reunited!:)

  9. Praying that all goes quickly and smoothly so that very soon she will legally be your forever daughter! Thanking God in advance for giving you the little girl your heart has been waiting for and for giving her a real home with godly, loving parents and siblings! Can’t wait to hear the good news that she is yours!

  10. Praying that the time will fly by, everything will work out according to HIS will and that your girl will soon be here at home. Bless you, and your family, as I cannot imagine what you are going thru, nor can I imagine what it would feel like to be an orphan. My mom died in 2001, and it feels like a life time ago that I’ve felt her hugs and unconditional love – I can only imagine that’s what being an orphan would be like.

  11. Continued prayers that all goes well. Another song I love and it makes me cry whenever I hear it is “I Knew I Loved You” by Soundgarden. It fits adoption feelings to a tee. God Bless you in your journey.

  12. This is this first time I have read your blog and I am so glad to have found you! What a beautiful testimony you just gave. God is so good and he works in such amazing ways! Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find. You will be reunited with you little girl before too long, trust in Christ and do not fear. All is well. Amen! Praise be to God!

  13. Thank you for sharing this. I have had a few things causing me to fear in the past few weeks and I have been praying 2 Tim 1:7 “God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power and LOVE and a sound mind”. Isn’t it amazing knowing that the God who spoke the world into existence cares for me personally and cares what happens to me?!

  14. friend, i know that the waiting is so hard. but i am so excited for all that God is doing in her life and yours. adoptions are always beautiful stories of God’s redemption, His timing, and His provision. can’t wait to see how this unfolds!

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