Andrew and Kelly Black have been married for 13 years and long felt they would be a family with four children, with their final child coming through adoption. About a year after the birth of their third child back in 2018, they began to explore the possibility of international adoption through a local agency. Due to the covid pandemic the home coming of their son has been delayed for the last 5 years.
Although they had so many unknowns, so many questions, they continued to pursue the adoption process, in faith, sensing the peace of heaven was with them. They made the decision Fall 2018 to begin the adoption process with a program specifically pursing the adoption of a little boy with living with Down syndrome. Right now, around the world, there are hundreds of children living with Down syndrome who are without a loving and caring family. Often stigmatized and deemed “unadoptable” because of their extra chromosome, children with Down syndrome have few options, and many will spend their entire life in institutional care.
The Black Family is beyond excited and are doing everything to be prepared to welcome a fourth child into their home and believing 2023 will be the year they welcome home their son, soon to be named Judah. They know it is a very costly endeavor, one that they are prepared to pay and believe there is something special about inviting others to come alongside them on our journey,
3/30/2023 — Officially matched & Waiting for program to resume