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Los Angeles, CA
USA

The Fischer Family

BROKEN + REDEEMED + LEARNING + COMMITTED

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Why Now?

After we had Raena, the Lord began to stir our hearts for adoption once again. We began seeking God’s will for us in which direction we should pursue for the addition of our third child, biological pregnancy or adoption. We went back and forth several times between each option.

There are so many unknowns with adoption. It is a path we have not traveled before. We have so many questions! We asked ourselves things like, Are we ready to walk the mental and emotional journey? Are we ready/able to make the financial commitment? How do we do it? Where do we start? Which way is the best way? Should we pursue international or domestic adoption? And a million more...

Whereas, if we chose to pursue another biological child, we would {pretty much} know exactly what we re getting into. A lot of times, having another biological child seemed like the "safer" and more financially feasible {the cost of adoption is a very big commitment} route. However, God was moving in our hearts and we just could not shake the feeling that we needed to {at least} look into pursuing adoption.

So, in the Fall {2013} we began looking into the process of domestic adoption. We visited a local adoption agency to get some more information and did lots of internet research. THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE! It’s overwhelming. But then we kind of put it all on the back burner. The holidays came and life was crazy {not to mention we knew we were no where close to where we needed to be financially to even start the process}. So, we just continued to live life and coast along.

After the holidays passed, the Lord started poking at our hearts again. This stirring and longing was just something we couldn’t deny. It was an assurance in my heart that I have a hard time putting into words. My heart ached to begin the journey. There was a passion and drive ignited in me that you get when you know you have a destiny or call and all you want to do is pursue it with everything you have. It was at that time I would say we knew “officially” that we were to pursue adoption for the addition of our third child.

In February, I had been feeling the Lord convicting me that we needed to be more intentional about taking steps forward in the process. Up until this point, outside of our one agency visit in the fall, all we had done was a heap of internet research. I had no real idea what that meant, but I just knew it needed to be more than aimlessly browsing the internet for information. We could do that forever and not get anywhere.

So, on our Valentine's date, I had a very real {and romantic} conversation with Travis about how I was feeling. We both agreed that, even though we knew we were nowhere near being able to do anything in the process because the finances were not there, we still felt we needed to start doing something.

So, I started reaching out to people we know who have adopted domestically trying to gain wisdom and insight from their experiences. Travis started pursuing free lance work in addition to his full time job so we could save some extra money. Even with these efforts, we thought it would be a long time before we would be able to start the process.

Long story short, from the moment we said "Yes, Lord, we will be more intentional about taking steps forward." God did some CRAZY things to confirm our decision and direction. Within a matter of 2 weeks, not only was Travis approached {he didn't even have to go looking} about some freelance work, he was also approached about a new job! Both of these things allowed us to begin the process immediately. We believe they were God telling us we should move forward, and that He will provide ALL that we need along. It was a miracle and blessing we could not deny.

So here we are, moving forward, and trusting God will continue you to provide as we continue to seek Him and be obedient to when and where He calls us.