Featured Friday: Ashley at Our Happily Ever Afters
|Ashley with her husband Kurt, son Liam and daughter Evy Kate|
Tell us about your family and how you came to the decision to adopt.
Why did you and your husband feel international adoption was best for you?
Honestly, we were just called that direction by God. We never felt a peace about domestic adoption. Of course you get the people who ask, “Why adopt internationally when there are so many babies here in the U.S.?” My answer to that is simply, “God.” He directs people in different ways. The point is, there’s an orphan crisis. This isn’t a competition between the United States and other countries, and this isn’t about promoting the U.S. economy or something. An orphan is an orphan, and we’re called to do something about it – whether it be here in the U.S. or internationally.
Did you have any concerns on how bringing a new child into your family would affect Evy Kate?
Tell us about the first time you met Liam.
Are you and your husband doing anything as a family to ensure that Liam knows about his culture?
Do you plan to adopt again?
Kurt and I just talked about this a couple of nights ago. I think we definitely see ourselves adopting again. In fact, I’m almost sure we will. It’s just a matter of God’s timing. We feel called to pregnancy for our next baby, and we’ll just go from there. The best thing is that God has already authored our story – we just have to seek Him to find out what it is.
You can find out more about Ashley’s story from her blog.
Our Happily Ever Afters