Allison and Josh expected to have two or three children at first. They are now a family of seven, and they are overjoyed. Allison and Josh expected to have two or three children at first. They are now a family of seven, and they are overjoyed. They thought their family was complete after having four natural-born children and one adopted child. But God had different plans!
Josh received a call about a pregnant woman who was unable to keep the baby. He and Allison prayed about it and agreed that God had burdened them to take on this little life and adopt the baby. Josh received another call while driving to the hospital. It was identical twins! Allison was ecstatic! Another call came in a few minutes later. The second child was not expected to live.
“In a matter of minutes, we went from overwhelmed with happiness to overwhelmed with grief. “The thought of that precious little girl dying before we even met her was almost too much for us,” Allison recalls. According to the doctors, the baby girl had severe brain damage and lacked everything that made a human a human. Josh and Allison were unfazed by this. They knew God was in charge, and that this sweet child needed love and a home for as long as God allowed her to be alive!
We don’t know how long Ava will be with her new family, but we know she is loved and in God’s hands! Check out the Baldwin Family and how God burdened them to adopt seven children after becoming empty nesters for more incredible adoption stories!