I’m thrilled to finally share some exciting news with you.
Our family is getting bigger, much bigger!

That’s right.
WE ARE ADOPTING!

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On January 1st, we sent our application to America World Adoption and, on Friday, January 4th, we were approved for their Brazil program. So somewhere right now in Brazil is a sibling group who will become a part of our family.

And yes, I did say sibling group.

We have requested siblings between the ages of 3-9. Ultimately God knows the exact little girl(s) and/or boy(s) for us to love and care for and we are trusting that He is working both in our hearts and in theirs.

This may all sound a little crazy to some of you (it’s okay, it sounded crazy to me a year ago), and maybe it is. But I’m confident that this is something God is doing in us and now is the time to start.

Today I just wanted to share the big news. Soon I will share with you the why behind it all.

Mandy

 

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  • Stan and Tracy Perrine

    5 kids?!? Wow…that’s crazy. Of course, that’s what we have, and it’s the best kind of crazy there is – congrats!
    Love,
    Stan & Tracy

    • Tracy Richard

      Mandy,
      So very excited for you guys! Great parents!!! Will be praying for the right children to be grafted into the Santos fam.! and God’s grace to do this! What a way to build his kingdom, internationally!
      Love you guys!
      Tracy

      • Thanks so much Tracy! We love you guys. Thanks for being a great example on raising godly kids. 🙂

    • Thanks guys! I’ve thought of your family often in the last few months and reminded myself that it can be done and it’s not that crazy. We are so thankful for your friendship and support even across the miles. 🙂

  • Tine

    So excited! Remember, in some ways, we are all in this together! We will always be there for you guys through this journey! I feel like I am adopting too, adopting a nephew and/or niece! Praying with you guys!

    • You bet Tine. We’re going to have one BIG, but happy family! 🙂