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ADOPTION STORY: THE HARRIS FAMILY

ADOPTION STORY: THE HARRIS FAMILY

This week we launched a new Adoption Journal in collaboration with The Archibald Project. A portion of the proceeds from our collab will go straight to The Archibald Project to aid in their efforts to advocate for children worldwide and help end the global orphan crisis. We're both believers in the power of storytelling and capturing your own personal journey. Inspired by the Archibald Project's hashtag #storytellingchangestheworld, we're sharing some of their most powerful adoption stories here on the blog.

Promptly Journals x The Archibald Project Adoption Journal in Grey

A portion of the proceeds from our new Adoption Journal collab will go straight to The Archibald Project

Today we're sharing the story of the Harris Family who adopted their son Nate, a 13-year-old boy who was blind, from China. Grab a box of tissues because this story is a tear-jerker! Below, read their answers to prompts from our Adoption Journal and see photos from their journey. Hop over to The Archibald Project to read and see even more of their adoption story!   

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

Why did you choose to adopt? 

TIFFANY HARRIS: Our adoption story really began with simply sponsoring a child. When looking for ethical organizations to support, we found Bethel China, a home for blind and visually impaired children. My husband looked through the profiles of the children needing sponsorships and felt Nate was the one. We started sponsoring Nate in August of 2015. We began sending letters and packages and were praying for him, when God began to move in our hearts. In December of 2016 we had a very important conversation in which we both felt God was laying adoption in our hearts. After praying and talking with our three biological kids, we crossed the “yes” line in July of 2017. Oh what a beautiful and terrifying journey.

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

How did you prepare for the arrival of your child? 

Connecting with other families who had walked a similar path, or were beginning the adoption process, really helped prepare us in some ways for what was to come. We also prayed for every single aspect of our adoption process. We really felt like God was working in us, our biological kids, and Nate. Also, mounds of paperwork helped prepare us for our adoption :)

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

How did you feel when you first saw your child?  

In awe! This moment, the one we had been praying for, preparing for, dreaming of, talking about... and there he was. In that moment, he went from orphan to son.

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

The Harris Family Adoption - The Archibald Project - Promptly Journals

Photos: The Archibald Project 

Capture your own adoption story in an Adoption Journal—a portion of the proceeds from our new Adoption Journal collab will go straight to The Archibald Project. 

Promptly Journals x The Archibald Project Adoption Journal

A portion of the proceeds from our new Adoption Journal collab will go straight to The Archibald Project

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