You heard it here first

Or second, if you already got an email from us.

We are adopting!  Here’s a copy of the email that we sent out to our family and friends.

Dear Friends and Family,

We know some of you haven’t heard from us in a while, but we are so excited to share some news with you that we won’t even waste time on small talk. So here it is:

We are adopting!  We are thrilled to announce that we have begun the adoption process and hope to bring home a child sometime next winter. If all goes as we hope, we will be bringing our new son or daughter home from Ethiopia, Africa.

We have been praying for and desiring to add a child to our family for 3 years. We believe that God is leading us at this time to make that addition in a particular way. We are longing for a child of God who will become a child of ours through adoption.

Will you pray for us as we begin this process? We don’t imagine it will be easy. There will be obstacles to overcome, funds to raise, questions to answer, and miles of paperwork.

But we are excited! We are excited to face the challenges of becoming an (even more!) inter-racial family. Excited to follow the heart of God in caring for an orphan. Excited to see how He will provide us with the money that we’ll need for an international adoption.

If you’d like, you can keep up with our adoption adventure at our blog: We’ll be posting specific updates and prayer requests frequently, as well as doing some fundraising raffles!

Merry Christmas!

-The HuYoungs (+1)

Here’s a statistic for you: In Ethiopia, a country twice the size of Texas, there are an estimated 4.3 million orphans.

4.3 million minus 1. That one’s ours.

  1. Ahhhhh, I’m so excited!!! Seriously, so excited. I can’t wait to be a faux (self appointed) aunt! I’ll have to knit him/her some poor quality items soon.

  2. I saw your post on the WACAP group and thought I’d let you know that there’s an East TN ET adoption yahoo group. There isn’t one for Middle TN that I know of and we have a few Nashville area members. Let me know if you are interested.

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