Even now, I can see God’s fingerprints all over this. He wove this desire to adopt in my heart when I was 3 years old. Which means He had Joseph in mind even back then. Then there was the 2 1/2 year paperwork journey (or inquisition?). I remember telling God, “This wasn’t our idea. We’ll just keep putting one foot in front of the other and if at any point we hit an immovable obstacle, we’re not pushing it.” From the money to the visas, He took care of it all.
There were times I lacked the strength to keep going. But He gave me rest and re-strengthened me. There were times my faith was tested. But He was faithful. He took care of what I could not. He opened all the doors. He gave the vision. And He made it happen.