We are the Mullis family from Kernersville, NC and we are adopting a baby boy from the country of Ethiopia..... Even as I write that sentence I cannot believe it is true.
Adoption has been a dream in our hearts for a very long time. We have three biological children ages 8, 9 and 11 and, in my head, I echo some of the very thoughts and statements I hear from others... “Why, with three healthy biological children, would you want to risk the unknown? How are you going to handle the issues of bringing an African child into your white, middle class family? How are going to afford this? Do you really want to go back to diapers and bottles?”
Some days, I am very confident in my answer to each and every one of these doubts, other days, I am a puddle of confusion. One thing I have come to know is that God has a heart for adoption and God has called our family to answer this call.
When we began praying about adding to our family this way, the Lord continued to place people in our path that solidified our decision. I am thankful for these families and organizations that care for the heart of orphans and want them to have good homes and families.Through them, the Lord has provided me with many answers to my nagging questions. We are excited to watch the Lord work in and through our lives!
As we journey down this path, we invite you to go with us. I can’t promise that it will be an easy trip, but I can promise that God will be with us and our prayer is that through our experiences, HE will be glorified.
The Mullis’ ~ Greg, Jackie, Abigail, Nathan and Esther
You can follow their story on their blog at www.mullisadoption.blogspot.com.