This blog is a chance for us to tell our story and shine the light on the God who wrote it.

It is also a place for me to bring into the spotlight the millions of orphans around the world who are waiting for the Body of Christ to fulfill God's command to "care for orphans and widows in their distress" (James 1:27)

Soli deo Gloria... (All Glory to God Alone).


This is Why

Many times in the past few years Scott and I have been asked- "Why"?

Why do you adopt? Why did you adopt internationally? Why would you adopt a child with medical needs? Why are you so 'activist' about all this orphan care stuff?

If you really want to know why, I can think of no better way to explain than to ask you to watch this video. In fact, even if you don't wonder why, I want to encourage you... urge you... to just spend the next seven minutes watching and listening with an open heart.

Your kingdom come, Lord. On Earth as it is in heaven.

This prayer is prayed in nearly every church across America.

What if we lived what we pray? What if?


  1. I am asked these same questions and what a profound explanation! Just awesome! Thank you for sharing. Blessings to your family.

  2. Wow! That video expresses so much of how I feel, too. Thank you for sharing it, I will be sharing it as well!

  3. angela-- just checked out your blog. your mia is absolutely adorable. i love that big huge smile of hers. and i loved reading and just feeling the joy you are experiencing as mia has become your daughter. what a gift she is!

  4. oh, erika, what a precious family you have! i loved reading your 11 year old daughter's poem. what a beautiful heart she has. lots of smiles tonight as i enjoyed hearing God's graces on your blog and angela's. thanks for sharing your hearts -brings lots of encouragement to this fellow adoptive mom :-)
    blessings, haley