GEMMA for the Brown family — WA
Paul and Maria have been married for seven years. Before Paul and Maria married, they discussed one day adopting or becoming foster parents. After having two of their own children, they discovered Reece’s Rainbow. Initially they doubted that they could undertake special needs adoption, with their two young children, a 5 year old and 2 year old, keeping them busy. Paul and Maria were inclined to wait, but seeing the experiences of the other families, God changed their hearts and adopting a child with special needs became a possibility.
By January 2012, Paul and Maria, carrying the conviction that adoption may be the next direction for their family, started their homestudy without a specific child identified. Both agreed that if God desired this to work out, then it would. Over the next months and through different roadblocks, God further adjusted Paul and Maria’s plans on what their child’s special needs would be, what country they would find her in, and He added fortitude against the unknowns. Gemma’s diagnoses are vague. She, like all the other children in her orphanage, have suffered greatly and the effects on her long-term growth, physical, and mental development are unknown. Paul and Maria are sure they have been guided to the decision to adopt and, specifically, to welcome Gemma home. They can’t wait! But, since they have to… you can read the full background of their story and Gemma’s, follow their preparations, and witness what comes of their family’s little light at carryyourlight.blogspot.com.
5/15/13—WAITING FOR COURT
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://carryyourlight.blogspot.com/