Tim and Katie Nester are currently parenting 7 children. Their unique family challenges them to show steadfast love in action every day.
Whenever I heard about a teenage pregnancy, my first thought was that the mother should place her baby for adoption. Let me be clear in saying that the best option for your baby is life, but teenage pregnancy isn’t easy, and acting on it was a very different story.
Our intention in adopting wasn’t to set an example or even to encourage others. Our only goal was obedience. And yet, little by little, God helped me see that He can use our obedience to further His kingdom in ways we never imagined.
We can’t simply encourage an expectant mother to “choose life” and then leave her alone to figure it out. We must follow up and follow through.
Looking back, it’s funny to me how God had to convince us that a special needs adoption was the right path for our family – because I now consider every adoption to be “special needs.”
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When I first met my son, I never dreamed we would share our experience with any group, but God has used our family’s story to encourage others to foster and adopt.
Blair was already overwhelmed with two young children, but the story of an abandoned little girl made her rethink everything
Before we adopted our son, those who only saw his disabilities told us that he would never give anything to us. They were so wrong. He has given us much more than we have given him.
Are your adopted kids acting out? Maybe it’s time to apply some firefighting steps.