Savannah Marie Jiangmian on the famous red couch at the White Swan
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jer 29:11
McManus Family Thanksgiving 07 Also, the day Savannah was born
Welcome To Our Journey
Our decision to adopt has taken us on a long road. It actually began five years ago when Jennifer was diagnosed with cervical cancer during the prenancy of Shelby. We knew that it would be our last opportunity for more children. In spite of all we were dealing with, we decided that if God put it on our hearts when things settled down, we would pursue adoption. About six months later, we began talking more about the idea of adding to our family. We both felt very strongly that God was not finished growing our family.
It was up to Him to make our way through some major obstacles. The cost of international adoption was cost prohibitive and Jennifer's cancer history was to recent. God made provisions for the adoption to be fully financed and we found an Agency that was confident that Jennifer's health history would not be a problem. This was after being declined by three Agencies.
After overcomming these hurdles, we knew that this was God's plan for our family. He moved mountains for us.