My Journey to Adoption {Listen to my Interview on the Restory Show}

Recently I had the joy of chatting with Mary DeMuth on her Restory Show. We talked about my story: growing up needing love, finding it in boys, being a pregnant teen, then turning my life over to Jesus. The bulk of the episode we talk about my family’s journey of adoption. Click here to listen our chat, and keep reading to learn a little more about how my adoption story began! I first thought about adoption around 1999 when I was reading {Read More}

Don’t Adopt! | Guest Post by Dr. Russell Moore

November is National Adoption Month, and I’ve invited some experts to guest post on my blog throughout the month! Today, please give a warm welcome to Dr. Russell Moore! Don’t Adopt! If you want your “dream baby,” do not adopt or foster a child: buy a cat and make-believe. Adopting an orphan isn’t ordering a consumer item or buying a pet. Such a mindset hurts the child, and countless other children and families. Adoption is about taking on risk as {Read More}

Choosing to Adopt: Our Story (Plus a Giveaway)

She said: John and I always told ourselves it was a good thing we had kids while we were young, that way we’d still be young when they were out of the house. We made lot of plans, to travel, to enjoy quiet evenings together, to have a clean house not cluttered with toys. Then I saw a magazine article about orphans, and that got me thinking about adding another child to our home. John wasn’t interested when I first {Read More}

Sometimes A Homeschooling Mom’s Role Is Finding Help Beyond Her Home

As a wife, a mom, a sinner-saved-by-grace, and a servant of God, I have peace knowing God has a plan for my life. That He’s always had a plan. And that He’s here to guide me to His path for me. This is one of my favorite verses: All the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Psalm 139:16 I look to this verse because {Read More}

The Child God Chose for Us

Eleven years ago, I was reading a “Woman’s World” magazine, and one article changed my thoughts on how many children is “enough.” At the time, I thought three was plenty. My kids were ten, seven, and five. I was homeschooling them, and we had a very busy life. Then I read an article about all the girls growing up in orphanages in China. I wept when I read the article and realized my heart had room for more. That night {Read More}

Adoption Final! Meet the New Goyer Children

The Call To Adopt   January 2012 John and I were 1,000 miles apart, and God spoke to both our hearts the same day: “I want you to adopt children from the foster care system.” Yes, “children.” As in plural. We didn’t have time in our schedules to think of adding on more kids. We had full lives. Yet we were obedient. (I’m so thankful!) After months of paperwork, foster care training, and home studies, our house was declared “open” {Read More}

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