You may have wondered what happened to the Breakforth blog and why there have not been any posts since the end of 2013. To make a very long story somewhat short, in January 2014 my wife and I received our referral to adopt two children from Bulgaria. This was the beginning of the culmination of 20 years of our desire to adopt and 3+ years of being in the process of adoption. The process from January until now involved lots of additional paperwork, a trip to Bulgaria in February to meet the kids and formally accept the referral, court approval for the adoption in Bulgaria, fundraising in the spring, and a second trip to bring the children home, which we completed on July 31st. The children have now started school and we are adjusting to being a family of 6!
My wife Lisa has done a great job documenting some of our journey on our adoption blog. If you’re interested. you can read more here.
This process has been a challenge but one that we have felt called to for a long time. It is not easy, but worthwhile things seldom are. And it feels good to do something that if we had not done, it would not have been done. As they say in the adoption community, “adopting a child won’t save the world, but for that child, the world will change.” May I add, it is also changing our lives in ways we could have never imagined.
Look for more Breakforth Counseling blog posts soon!