Remember our September T of the month? Through your purchase of the "Home is Wherever I am with You" T, proceeds helped local families in the adoption process. We are so encouraged by these families and wanted to share another one of their amazing stories.
Hunter and Walker have a beautiful family with three children. Their son was recently adopted from South Korea.
When we asked Walker how she and her husband came to the decision of adoption, she said she had been exposed to the idea throughout most of her life with influence from her parents who were foster parents for 10 years.
“Foster care and adoption were part of [my] experience growing up and shaped [my] worldview in big ways.”
“When we got married we knew that adoption and foster care would be part of our family’s story, we just didn’t know exactly how it would play out. While pregnant with our second child, we spent lots of time praying and felt that our next child(ren) would arrive in our family through adoption.”
At Wildly Co., supporting families is one of our core values…whether it's through a giving campaign, or loving your family through our commitment to making quality, ethical kid's clothes. We want to love and support your family. This is why we asked Walker if she had any encouragement or wisdom to give to those families just beginning the journey of adoption, in the middle of the process, or just curious what adoption might look like in their own life.
“It is a journey and an adventure; there are mountains and valleys and it is so worth it. Keep hoping, keep staying the course, keep fighting for your child. Get your people behind you who can encourage and support you and take that leap of faith if adoption is what God is calling you to.”
As most of you know, and some of you may have experienced, adoption is a beautiful thing that can change your family not only in numbers, but also your outlook on life.
“As parents I think we try to hold this world a little more loosely. So much of the adoption journey is outside of our control, we can’t make anything happen faster, there is a lot of waiting …so for us we had to let go of the illusive concept of control and trust that God brought us around the world for this precious child. This letting go also translates into a different parenting style, one where we are raising up men and women to be who they were created to be for God’s glory, not who we might think they should be.”
“Adoption has changed our family for the better.”
We are in awe of the love and sacrifice that families like Hunter and Walker’s make each day for their children. We want to continue encouraging adopting families the best way we know how, by promoting adoption and sharing the stories of these special families. Be encouraged that there are families who have walked this path.
For more information about adoption or how to get involved:
Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting by Johnny Carr