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Suh Family Adoption

Ephesians 1:5-6 reads, “[God] predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.”

We have had adoption in mind since before we even got married and this verse is largely a part of that vision for our family. We see how God, before He had even formed the world and spoken an atom into being, that He was already thinking about His plan of how He would adopt people from across time and locations to belong to His family, to be His children, to be co-heirs with His Son, Jesus.

He sought us out, though we were far off. At a great cost to Himself, He sacrificed His Son to make us His. And now He is waiting to bring us to our forever Home.

When we think about the Story that has been written across the ages to create the family of God, we are stirred in our hearts to live out that reality in our own lives and portray this beautiful picture to the world. So God has put it in our hearts to adopt.

We believe that God has called us to adopt from South Korea, the country where Halim was born and lived until his family moved to America when he was eight years old. Our family began this process in March of this year and we have recently completed our home study and are waiting for the report to be finalized so that it can be sent to Korea and we can be matched with a child. Based on information from our adoption agency, we are expecting the full adoption process to take approximately two years. We will likely bring home a boy, around the age of two with at least minor special needs.

Right now, we are waiting – but we wait with great hope. We trust that out there, likely recently born into this world, there is a small baby that God has always planned to be ours. That, just as He planned and brought our three biological children into this world to be part of our family, that He is doing the same right now – ordaining every single step to lead us to the child that is ours. We look ahead at the obstacles, the government documents, the large financial payments, the fingerprinting, the social worker interviews, the travel . . . and these seem large and weighty. But, our God has been faithful in the past – each time – to put into our family the three children we already have, so we trust going forward that even though this looks much different, that the God we serve is great and He is faithful and He will surely do it.

We are thankful for each of you that He moves to give to be a part of this story that He is writing. We are thankful that we will not be alone in this story of adoption, but that it will be the story of a community of people coming together to bring a child into a family. Because that, too, is a picture of how God is building His own family of children. That He is working through His Church, moving through His Body to share the Gospel and give of resources and serve and teach – so that He can call each of His children, one by one, into His forever family.

Thank you,

The Suhs

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