Over many years, long before Zawadi and Erin were even married, God was weaving together a beautiful story, made possible through adoption.

Zawadi was unexpectedly adopted from the Congo at just a few months old, as his mother died in child-birth with him. His adoption began a legacy of hope and promise that could not be forgotten. We want to continue to be a part of that magnificent legacy and splendid hope that comes through a family wrapping their arms around each other, loving each other fiercely, and walking together through all that life brings. We are ready to be family to a little one who doesn't yet have the family that they long for. 

After much research, much prayer, and a huge leap of faith, we plan to adopt internationally, from China. We plan to go through China's special needs program for our next amazing child. Our family will be a beautiful kaleidoscope of color and culture! 

Our agency has been very helpful and also very honest about the financial investment that this will be. Our faith is stretched by this endeavor, but we believe that we are being equipped to be Daddy, Mommy, and brother to our next family addition in this way. 

Adoption is messy. Adoption is raw. Adoption is needed because our world is broken. Adoption is needed because it redeems brokenness. Adoption is needed because it is healing salve. Adoption brings light. Adoption fosters much grace. Adoption is a journey of faith and is a visible Gospel. We were changed in tremendous ways when we gave birth to our son, Cohen. We are ready to be changed once again, by the child that is waiting for us.