Happy Monday!!! (I thought I would just post this here as well 😊) We have something fun planned with this sign...I painted it for Mia’s room and the heart is where her orphanage is located. We have signed the map and we are asking all of you to help fill it up with all of your names to show and display everyone who is supporting, praying and loving on Mia already. Once it is filled up we are going to hang it above Mia’s crib to always look at and remember the journey we have been on and how amazing our village is and to always talk about with her how many people helped bring her home. We are asking for a donation of $10 and we will write your name or family name on the map...you can specify what you want written and where and we will begin to fill in the map...we cannot begin to thank you all enough for all of your support❤️ For donations feel free to Venmo Missy-Haringsma
Thank you again!!! .
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Going through all of our China trip pictures for #NationalAdoptionMonth . This first one was multi-tasking at its finest (or worst)....#becauseChina We were actually in this cab drivers car as he was managing all of these phones on his dash, driving us (in China traffic 😳) and talking to someone on his other phone through his ear piece. #iMissChina #BringingJudahHome #ChinaAdoption #ChinaAdventures

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My bright star, my sweet angel, my precious boy ❤


Super proud of my reader 💕 He loves to learn and give 200% at everything he does!!! Our school has been amazing at nurturing him and meeting him exactly where he is and helping him feel successful in all that he does 💕 @shsucharterschool @shsubrightonpto #caymanwayne #mommaneedsanewheart #kampkaos #kampkidz #chinaadoption

Just a sneak peek of this precious girl’s seventh birthday portraits. How can she be almost 7?!? #picturethis365 #316_purple #wecouldhavemissedthis #chinaadoption #faithrenlan #specialneedsadoption

🇺🇸: Who else hates untidy women?🙋🏼‍♂️
🇷🇺: Как вам?😅
🇨🇳: 如何?😂
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Did you see the bonus items added this weekend?? Head over to the auction and start bidding! Link in profile #supportadoption #christmasshopping #adoptionjourney #adoptionrocks #chinaadoption

Our lives will forever be changed because of adoption #doublemintsitting #tatummckenlin #china #chinaadoption ❤️

I’m normally not one to play the “what if” game but lately I’ve often caught myself thinking:
WHAT IF I hadn’t paid attention to the impression as a young woman that I would adopt someday?
WHAT IF @beaulewis1 hasn’t been open to the idea of adoption and trusted me with this desire?
WHAT IF we had brushed off Beau’s dream of adopting a girl from China?
WHAT IF I had pushed away the promptings to go on the humanitarian trip to China
WHAT IF @sandypucphotography hadn’t assigned us to the orphanages we went to?
WHAT IF I hadn’t listened to the spirit tell me to pay attention to the little girl with spina bifida?
WHAT IF we had given in to the overwhelm of starting the adoption process?
WHAT IF we had given in to the scary unknowns of the severity of her spina bifida condition?
WHAT IF we had said no to this sweet, spunky, determined little girl?
WHAT IF we would have allowed doubt and fear to triumph over faith and hope?
WHAT IF we had not allowed God to lead us?
I don’t know what the outcome would have been had we acted differently, but I do know that this experience has been a constant reminder how silly it is to not trust in the One who has called me. The Lord spoke truth when I needed to be brave and sent light, peace and hope when everything else pointed to doubt and fear. For us, I feel like adoption was something we were called to, something the Lord had prepared the two of us for for years. I’m so glad we said YES to God and YES to this sweet girl.
November is #adoptionawareness month. If you have ever felt a desire or yearning in your heart to adopt, please don’t ignore it. Seek further guidance, either from an agency, friends/family who have adopted and better yet, ask God. We don’t have all the answers, but Beau and I would love to answer any questions you might have. Adoption helped create our family and I will forever be forever grateful we don’t have to stew over the WHAT IF’s.
Our adoption video link is in my bio ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻
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Beau and the Indians are onto the 2nd round of the playoffs @orwallbaseballinsta #kampkidz #kampkaos #mommaneedsanewheart #beauallen #chinaadoption

Liam still waits 💔...but we still pray for him daily & hope that his forever family will find this amazing boy soon. 💙💛 #ChinaAdoption #DownSyndromeAdoption #AFamilyForLiam

5 months a family! ❤️

This girl is a ham. She totally knew to smile the whole time we were waiting for the timer to go off. Smartie. #cheeeeeese
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These pictures got me all up in my feelings this evening... 🎄 Today was Myles’ first visit to Grant Tree Farm.. He and dada ran wild and played all afternoon while mama worked.. They played hard, and dada did a great job of taking plenty of pictures... 😍 Looking through these make me so emotional, and I am reminded that days like today are a big deal.. All of these firsts make me so thankful to have him home with us for the holidays this year... I can’t imagine life without our sweet boy.. 🖤🖤 #chinaadoption #internationaladoption #adoptionawarenessmonth #wecouldhavemissedthis #granttreefarm #orphansunday

The grandparents are here! Haven’t landed on a name yet for them but we’ll take whatever he says. He loved being at the park and now g-pa is showing him about football and Russell Wilson.
A good day.
#chinaadoption #littledumplingherring

First Sunday at church and he rocked the worship care! No texts or tears and mama made it too. Thanks too @girlwiththepoodletattoo , @jennifer_davis1 and the rest of the @broadwaybcftworth childcare volunteers for making us all feel so secure and loved.
#church #chinaadoption #littledumplingherring

#findingcourage : “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV ▪️
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
I’m probably the least courageous person you’ll ever meet. Ever. Risk taker will never be found in my job description. If I’m not sure of an outcome, count me out. Mark my exits. Prepare my “reasons” (read: excuses). ▪️
Yet, adoption is one of the biggest risks we’ll continue to take. We don’t know the answers. We don’t know the outcome. We don’t know the future. ▪️
So why do we do it? It’s a simple answer that requires a lot of faith: because God tells us to. So to have courage, you must first have faith. ▪️
That doesn’t mean you’ll have all the answers. It doesn’t mean you’ll know what to expect. It certainly doesn’t mean things will be easy. The only thing promised to us is that God will never leave us or forsake us. That’s the best comfort we can have in this crazy life we’ve chosen. ▪️
Look, adoption isn’t for everyone. But if you too are like me, and at times feel lacking in the courageousness department or stalled out or not sure where to begin, I’d be happy to talk to you at any time! We don’t have the answers, but we can share our family story with you and how God has given us the courage to step out in faith at the right times. “Courage, dear heart.”—CS Lewis 👊🏼🦁❤️
#touchedbyadoption #adoptionstory #courage #adoptionrocks #chinaadoption ▪️
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In these few weeks leading up to China, I can’t help but wonder where our #ellajoyk will fall into the mix! We can’t wait to meet our littlest girl, and learn who she is and who she is meant to be! Happy National Adoption Month. It’s so complex, with so much more heartbreak, trauma, joy and grace than can be expressed on Instagram. It’s worth it, though, friends. Please consider if your family can be one who says yes to the good, bad, ugly and beautiful. Ask me more!!!! Also, please pray for our week: •please pray that our “Article 5” is issued at its scheduled pick up on Tuesday! •please pray there are no issues with our crew’s travel visa’s which are also to be picked up by our courier in Chicago on Tuesday, too!

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