If you would have asked me years ago if I would have been nursing two babies at the same time (not twins!) I wouldn’t have believed it!
God never ceases to amaze my husband and I. For years we have had heart strings towards adoption. We even started the process twice but doors kept shutting. The first time, about 7 years ago, I thought it would be awesome to adopt coinciding with one of our own just weening off from nursing. But the doors closed. The next time after completing our homestudy, Ethiopia temporarily closed it doors, and we decided maybe we would just wait until God made it REALLY obvious. We always felt we should adopt but when?
A month after our fifth was born (Feb 2013) we got an email. An email that has changed our lives forever. “…Are you open to adopting my baby?…” God placed a baby on our hearts years and years before, preparing us for this day. A chance to care for a baby as if it was our own. To give her a whole family, who readily follows Jesus.
We answered the email. ”We would be so honored to adopt your baby and would care for it as our own.”
But two kids 9 months apart?? What was I getting myself into? Could I handle 6 kids ages 8 and under? …No! I cant, but WITH God I can do anything.
Well, a week ago our little girl was born. A beautiful little bundle. And… I am tandem nursing! Feeding my 9 month old as well as my newborn daughter. It is posing its difficulties with building up the supply, not over feeding my newborn with enough to feed my 9 month old son (who is 18 month clothes!) but the bond is worth any kind of hardship. I strongly encourage nursing your adopted child if you are able. God has made that time for moms and their babies. Don’t worry about what other people may think! She is such a blessing from the Lord to us.
She was a answer to prayer in more ways than one but that will have be another post for another time.