My dear friends Kristina and Chris are currently in Ukraine adopting two precious children- Matthew and Natalia! Kristina and I went to college together and were reconnected this summer when her and her husband started pursuing adoption from Ukraine!! It is always such an honor to walk alongside a couple when they are in the midst of the adoption process and even more fun when they actually come!
I was able to take the over night train this week to meet up with them and meet their newest additions. We had a wonderful day playing outside in the city with the children in Matthew and Natalia’s group.
It never ceases to amaze me how God uses adoption to redeem these little lives. How children can be transformed from orphans and adopted as sons and daughters- given new names and new futures. And no matter how many times I see it happen, the Lord shows me something new about his love and adoption of us.
Please pray for Chris and Kristina in the coming weeks as they finish up the lengthy adoption process and transition home! They are one amazing couple that I am blessed to call my friends and I can’t wait to see how the stories of Natalia and Matthew will unfold.