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Our Adoption Journey

From the moment that Josh and I first met, we talked about adopting children — perhaps not because we envisioned ourselves incapable of giving birth to biological children but because we realized the need for adoptive parents.  We felt strongly that we were not only meant to be together but that we were meant to parent together.

Once we began to share our dreams and plans for adoption, we were delighted to discover a whole network of supportive and loving people who offered prayer, inspiration, testimonials, and more.  In some way, each of these wonderful loving souls had been touched by adoption.  Some were birth mothers, others adoptive parents (some who completed adoptions and others who suffered failed adoptions), and adults who were adopted as children.  Their stories filled us with hope and as we read their words through tear-filled eyes –suddenly we knew a different kind of blessing.

We are so very blessed to walk this path surrounded by such amazing love.  How can we begin to thank you?  How can we begin to express what a difference you have made in our lives?

So often we (as bloggers and blog-readers) get caught up in the numbers: how many visitors? comments? comments responded to? emails received? emails responded to?  We are so caught up that we forget the gift of friendship and the bonds that form in the process of sharing our lives with each other.  In a post a while back, I wrote: “We need a witness to the events in our lives. The tears, romance, love, laughter, and loss… all of it, every single moment — even the ones we wish that we could forget. This person… is the constant reminder that your life did not pass unnoticed, that you and your faults are loved, and who enriches your life with simple abundance.”  I couldn’t help but think back on those words and realize that in less than a year — you, my reader friends, became much-needed witnesses.  Your presence has incalculably enriched our lives with simple abundance.

Thank you.

So, I put together our posts on adoption so that you can read them right through one by one.  Perhaps you have been following from the very beginning or maybe you have just joined us.  Either way, I am inexpressibly glad that you are here and part of our growing family.

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  • A Life with Purpose : Razor Family Farms - […] Our Adoption Journey […]ReplyCancel

  • YDavis - Lacy my friend, I am so very glad that I have found your blog months ago and I’m so lucky to have a friend in you.

    I think it’s a wonderful thing that you and Josh are adopting.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - Adopting is very respectable! Yes, many children need us, a new home, love and hope….

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • Robin - (((Lacy))) Stopping by this morning before we get ready to possibly go to Nashville for the day. I am enjoying following your adoption journey. As you know, I am a birth mom, so know that adoption is a wonderful wonderful gift. For everyone involved. Hugs, RobinReplyCancel

  • Robin - That was supposed to say “As you KNOW”, I am a birth mom” . Silly me, left out a word. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynnie - It’s a funny thing about blogs, isn’t it, that there can be people out there you’ve never actually met, but you get to feel like you know them, and then you start really caring that good things happen for them. Several times I’ve found myself outside raking or something, and then stopped and thought “Wow, I hope Lacy and Josh have good luck adopting some children soon!” And I’m sure I’m not the only “listener” out there sending positive thoughts your way! That’s another reason to keep on blogging about the process of adoption! To keep positive thoughts coming your way! Good luck, and can’t wait for the day when you start off with, “We’ve found the ones!”ReplyCancel

  • CrossView - You two will be such a blessing for children! =DReplyCancel

  • gingela5 - People like you are a blessing to this world. Some little boy or girl is going to be so lucky to get you as parents!ReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - I totally need to blog about our adoption journey. Ours was a private adoption. There are so many players in the story that are easily identifiable to some people. I haven’t gotten around to finding a way to write without revealing.

    I wish you all the best in your journey and look forward to hearing all about it.

    And cool barn!ReplyCancel

  • The Cotton Wife - I’m so glad you posted this! I’ve often wondered how you began on this path.ReplyCancel

  • Happy Mommy - Lacy is that your beautiful barn? I am very happy for you and your jouney! God will bless you so much with children!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - I know you and Josh will be blessed through this process. May the Lord give you everything you need to accomplish this ministry.ReplyCancel

  • CC - Great post (and wonderful photo!!).

    I would not have made it through the adoption process without my adoption bulletin board. Those online friends became some of my closest during my journey and today. You will remember these friendships and support for forever!ReplyCancel

  • Valarie Lea - God has big plans for you and Josh. He also has some very special children out there waiting on you. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: I do hope all works out and you do deserve the happiness of little feet. I wish you and Josh the best and consider you friends.ReplyCancel

  • Aly in GA - Lacy, you and Josh are amazing people. In the short time I’ve been reading your blog, I’ve been amazed by your willingness to open your home and hearts in your posts. I hope that one day we can meet – that my sons can see the beauty of the farm home you and Josh have created. I hope the Universe blesses you with children to love and cherish as your own. I’ve gone through the adoption list in GA and wondered, if our family might one day expand.

    Thanks for your words. Thanks for you inspiration. Peace.ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: I left an award on my site for you.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Huston~ A " Focus" in the Wild - What a wonderful and beautiful thing! I hope that all your dreams come true and I am sure you will be able to make an amazing difference in a childs life… thanks for sharing~ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Lacy, you know my heart and my prayers belong to you and Josh ~in your journey for the family you want. I can’t think of anyone more deserving, that could provide the kind of loving, sharing home that you both will give to some special children! Your ideals, your dreams, and your well grounded life will provide a great future to the children that are lucky to find their way into your home, in to your hearts~their family~with you and Josh!
    Lacy, I think about you every day. I’m so amazed with your grace, your kindness, your gifts from your heart to every aspect of your life! I am truly proud to think of you as a dear friend !ReplyCancel

  • marky - You have a heart of gold! I am so excited that you allowed us to walk this journey with you! I can’t wait to see who God directs your way.ReplyCancel

  • tipper - Lacy-you are always inspiring me!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Hey, that wasn’t so hard! Thanks for the great instructions on how to get here (to comment!) haha… What a wonderful post. Isn’t it awesome to be apart of something so much bigger than we ever dreamed once we say ‘yes’ to the taking the path God is leading us down, and joining with all His other wonderful children!? I just love my brothers and sisters-in-Christ. It is wonderful that even though in this ‘blogging world’ many of us have never met in person, it seems as though we have all known each other for years. I know many of the blessings in Charley’s and my life have come from the encouragement, love and prayers of so many wonderful friends with similar ideals and outlooks on life. Isn’t God amazing?

    Love,
    jessicaReplyCancel

  • Indian Lake Papa - Mama and I had our first “baby” when we were in mid-20’s – he was 15! In a few short months we had six teenage foster boys – we were 24/7 cottage parents at a group home!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - What a beautiful post. i love the photo as well. Last week I met a home school mom and dad who have on birth son (23) and 8 adopted children. What an inspiration. You are too.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - ah. I am so excited for you two! We will be moving into a bigger home (4 bed) in Feb….. even if we have a foster child I want to start on the move towards adoption. i am so excited!ReplyCancel

  • Applie - Hi Lacy,

    I am going to go back and read the posts later. I always like to read how you are doing with the adoption. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jana - ((hugs)), ((hugs)), and more ((hugs)).

    Thank you for letting me be a witness. You restore hope. For lots of people, including me. And for that I THANK YOU!!!ReplyCancel

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