Adoption!!!

The Rummerys are adopting! God placed adoption on our hearts about two years ago as a result of mission trips we took with our church in 2009 and 2010 to an orphanage in Peru. Well, to be honest, Cindy has had this on her heart since I took a trip to an orphanage in Ukraine in 1998, and it has taken me this long to open my heart to adoption! Read More Here

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Our family in Huanchaco, near Trujillo, Peru.

The Rummerys are adopting! God placed adoption on our hearts about two years ago as a result of mission trips we took with our church in 2009 and 2010 to an orphanage in Peru. Well, to be honest, Cindy has had this on her heart since I took a trip to an orphanage in Ukraine in 1998, and it has taken me this long to open my heart to adoption!

From our first day at the Home of Hope orphanage in Peru, each of the four of us interacted quite a lot with the kids there and thoroughly enjoyed our time together. Over the course of the nine-day visit, we played games with them, held them on our laps, sand-boarded on the dunes, watched movies together, and talked to them with the limited Spanish we know. We also laughed with them, rolled in the grass with them, and gave them plenty of hugs.

As parents we were able to imagine the joy and privilege of taking on the lifetime responsibility of being a loving mother and father to one or two of these kids and helping them see the beauty of Jesus as we teach them to love and live for Christ. Throughout our days at the orphanage, we continued to pray and consider if there could be a child that God would want us to parent and if we could provide a “forever family” for her.

Since our return from Peru, our desires and sense of the Holy Spirit’s leading to invite someone to be part of our family have only strengthened. Therefore, in August of last year we started the long process of getting state and federal government approval for adoption of two older children from Peru. God has touched our hearts particularly with those older children who are very unlikely to be adopted, yet they are just as much in need of a forever family as the babies who are more commonly adopted.

God calls us to care for orphans, yet the fulfillment of that directive looks different for everyone. For us, we believe God wants our family to answer that call by adopting one or two elementary or junior high aged girls from Peru. Children who have already spent much of their childhood in an orphanage long to have a family rather than continuing to grow up being “parented” by several different caregivers.

Please pray for us as we journey down this path of expanding our family through adoption!



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