“We had to make an extremely difficult decision to continue pursuing our adoption from the states, separating us from our daughter.” by Lindsey Games
My husband and I decided that adoption was plan A for our family. We’ve both wanted to adopt since childhood. Ross has family who have and are adopted, and he grew up understanding the redemption that adoption can bring. I remember learning about orphans as a little girl, and God has never let it leave my heart.
We met in Uganda in 2012 on a mission trip, serving a home for children with special needs. Our hearts broke as we met these “unseen” children longing for them all to be in a family of their own. During this trip, a little girl named Gift captured both of our hearts in separate moments. Before we were ever a couple, God whispered to Ross and I both that this girl would be our daughter. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was the moment our family met for the very first time. Throughout our marriage, we prayed for an opportunity to adopt Gift.
Fast forward a few years, Ross and I found ourselves serving as directors of this same children’s home in Uganda. Without hesitation, we knew God was also answering our heart’s deepest prayer. We began the fostering process of Gift with the hopes to adopt. However, a few months into fostering, God abruptly shut the door on our time in Uganda. Earlier this year we had to make an extremely difficult decision to continue pursuing our adoption from the states, separating us from our daughter. It has been so challenging, but we have seen God’s hand abundantly over our situation.
We sold everything we owned prior to moving to Uganda, but thanks to God’s great provision we are settling back in the states and just waiting for our family to be whole again. Currently, we have submitted our Dossier, and we are waiting to hear from our Ugandan lawyer and agency when we are to travel for court.
You can read more about the Games and follow along on their journey on Lindsey’s Facebook page, their instagram account (or follow #thegamesadopt) You can also help fund their adoption of Gift further by visiting and donating at www.youcaring.com/thegamesadopt