Monday, August 27, 2007


Nightlight Christian Adoptions is the agency we have gone through to adopt all our children, Joey and Daniel from Russia and now Hannah from Kyrgyzstan. They have been so wonderful to work with and we feel so thankful God led us to them in the first place.

It all started when I attended their adoption seminar back in the mid '90s. I didn't necessarily feel any strong feelings about adopting but I went anyway. During the break Ron Stoddart, the director, put a video on of children in orphanages in Russia. Suddenly I felt such a strong emotion and call from God to go in that direction. I was so blessed to feel like the Lord had a purpose and a plan for our lives to adopt.

So here we are ten years later with a sweet blessed family, more than we could have ever imagined would be possible. The Lord has been so very faithful and good to us. We are so thankful.

The pictures above are from Friday, August 17th when we went down to see all the folks at Nightlight, to have them meet Hannah and see the boys, to thank them in person and to have the kids put their handprints on their wall. Each child adopted through their agency has done this and we hadn't taken the kids to this new office yet to leave their mark.

Thank you Ron, Linda, Jody, Julia and Rhonda and everyone else who has worked so hard to help children find their forever families. You have been God's instruments in our lives and have rescued so many children! We love you!


Hilary Marquis said...

Your children are all beautiful! It is truly amazing that God gave them some of your features, they were meant to be yours. You have a lovely family, you are very blessed.

Mike Berk said...

Hi Sloan-So good to see pix of the family. Hannah looks great!! I'd love to email you more-is it possible for you to email me from this? Joshua is doing ok-it's been a huge adjustment, especially with sleep-PTL he's doing much better. And, he's still eating alot of food. keep in touch! love, jen