The Houston family would like to announce that we have started the adoption process and are pursuing adopting a boy from Ethiopia! It is extremely exciting news for us. Adoption is something that has been on our hearts for almost a decade now. Wait, I know what you are thinking…”why does a family with four biological kids want to start adopting an orphan from Ethiopia?” First, our family believes that children are a gift from the Lord. Second, we desire to carry out Jesus’ words to care the orphan. Of course there are many ways to care for orphans, but God has prepared our hearts and our home to find a place for someone who does not have a home of their own.
Let me tell you a little about our process to this point. As you may be aware, we live overseas and this only complicates international adoption. We are using an American adoption agency, and an international (but US certified) HomeStudy agency. It has been a dream to adopt for many years. Every night we are led to pray for our future son that is to live with us.
God has given us so many blessings throughout the years so we have faith that He will provide in this endeavor as well. We are aware that the running cost of international adoption is $30,000. However, we serve a God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills and $30,000 is not even an afterthought to Him. If you would like to join us in this exciting adventure, we ask two things of you. 1. First and foremost, we plead for your prayers. Pray that God would continue preparing our hearts for our future son; and also that He would begin preparing our son for us. 2. We ask that you would consider joining us in bringing our son home.
If the Lord leads you to join us financially please consider giving one of two ways. The first way is to click on our PayPal "Donate" button on the right side of the page. You may use any major credit or debit card. The second way to join us financially is to send a check to one of our partnering churches: Providence Bible Fellowship. Make the check out to Providence Bible Fellowship, and simply write "Adoption" in the memo line of the check and our beloved friends will make sure it gets to us for our son. The church address is:
Providence Bible Fellowship
7938 Cox Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Pursuing His Own,