{Growing our Family}

IMG_3176Recently, I wrote about the deep calling we felt to build our family through adoption. Barry and I contacted an agency and settled into our decision. We felt confident this was what God was calling us to do, and comfortable with the agency we started to work with. We know the process takes some time, so we focused on Eli and prayed about the outcome.
A few weeks later, we were were presented with a mind-blowing opportunity: to adopt a baby girl due August 2013.
It doesn’t feel real…and yet here we are. We opened our hearts to a calling and God answered that calling. Though it was much faster than we anticipated, it’s not about our timing, it’s about God’s. If there is anything I have learned while traveling the broken path of IF, it’s to wait on His perfect timing.

A man makes a plan in his heart, but God directs his path.- Proverbs 16:9

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming baby Ruby Lee in August 2013.

Our joy is overflowing and our family is buzzing with excitement as we anticipate her arrival.
There are many details to discuss, and so much to do before she gets here.

What we are asking for now are your prayers and support. Through this process there has been a lot of talk about finances, lawyers and the nitty-gritty. If you feel so led, we have designated a fund to help us cover some of these “nitty-gritties”. {Newman Adoption Fund}
I will also be hosting parties and selling items through agencies that specifically fundraise for adoption- more on that later.
Please do not feel obligated to give; your love, support and prayers are what we value most right now.
Thank you for following our journey as we build our family. Please pray for Ruby’s health and for our preparations as we await her arrival.


28 Replies to “{Growing our Family}”

  1. so exciting!! And I LOVE her name. Ruby is one of my favourite girls names – fits perfectly with Eli, too! Can’t wait to follow you on this journey as well!

  2. What wonderful and exciting news! I am so excited for you all. What a fast blessing and many more for your family always.

  3. Wow! What awesome news…how exciting for all of you! Ruby could not ask for a better family to love her, and I have no doubt she will bless you just as much! Can’t wait to see her precious little face 🙂 Prayers that everything will go smoothly and she will soon be safe in your arms x x x

  4. wow! what fantastic news for your family!! Ruby is a very lucky little baby girl 🙂 I have a niece Ruby too, love the name.
    Hope Eli is feeling better too.

  5. What amazing news!!! I am so happy for you both! It is so wonderful to have followed you before Eli, and now Ruby! Blessed, blessed, blessed…..hugs and a great big happy dance for you!

  6. Yay! Another baby to cuddle! That’s wonderful news, Ashley, and so exciting! I look forward to hearing all the details as they unravel. As always, I’ll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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