We have been Chosen!

It has finally happened!

After 1 year, 7 months and 4 days of  “waiting”  we got a call this afternoon from a our very enthusiastic adoption counselor that we have been chosen to be the forever family to a baby girl who was born six weeks ago and is in need of a loving family and a place to call home.  I can’t tell you the joy that has filled all of our hearts and how our household has been turned into a frenzy of activity and commotion as we make plans and get ready to welcome a new baby into our lives.  We are all so excited!

There are many details to share and for sure I will be sharing soon….but for now let me just answer a few common questions for you.

“Wait, a girl! I thought you were trying to adopt a boy?”

When we started this amazing adoption journey, we thought we would be adopting a boy. In the midst of the process we realized that it really did not matter what the gender of our adopted baby would be (just as it never mattered the gender of our biological born children). Yes, we would like a brother or two for Daniel (and are still believing God for that to transpire someday soon) but we decided not to close our hearts to whatever God had for us.  Well, now we know that he has a precious baby sister to bless us all with and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

“You already have 7 children….Why are you adopting?”

  • Because you can never have too many blessings in your life!
  • Because children are a gift from God!
  • Because the Bible says – “Pure & lasting religion in the sight of God our father means we must care for widows & orphans in their distress”  James 1:27  I believe that we as followers of Christ all need to play a part in the plight of orphans around the world – whether it is by adopting them into our family, supporting those who adopt, helping out financially, or fostering and providing a “forever family”  the many waiting children in the system.  Will it be hard? Probably…but just because something is hard that doesn’t mean we are not suppose to do it. (especially if it is so clearly stated in the Word)  Can we afford it? – No, not really but we know that the Lord will provide our needs.  (He promises us that) Will the adoption road always be easy? Probably not – but it will be worth it!

When will you be bringing the sweet baby girl home?

It looks like we will be traveling to Tennessee this weekend and hopefully be back home by mid next week with our new baby girl.  We will be posting lots of photos and keeping you all updated. (and for those who are local I am sure wse will be having a BIG baby shower & welcome party)

How can we help?

  • Well thanks for asking!  We do need help and some of it we need pretty quickly.  As most of you know this entire adoption has been financed through fundraisers and donations.  We have aprox 2/3 of the money we need to finalize the adoption — but when we write that check for $7,500+ next week we will be short a couple thousand.  We also will have “post placement” fees here in California to the tune of about $1,200 in the upcoming month.  Then there is the air fares which as we are looking right now will run us about $350 each.  We know that the Lord has a plan & perhaps that includes you.  If you can do anything to help us out you can donate through paypal online here.  (Or you can send a check to – 313 W. Robinhood Dr  Stockton, CA 95207)  Please pass this request on to anyone know who has a heart to help others with adoption.
  • Pray for us! Pray for this transition to be smooth.  Pray for the girls & Daniel as they wait rather impatiently for their new sister to come home. Pray for the mouths of any  “naysayers” to be shut.  (yes people do say negative things)
  • We have passed on most all of our girl clothes to bless others – so if you like to go shopping for little girl clothes – go right ahead! 

And now what you have all been waiting for – a picture of our precious new little baby girl!

baby Christiana

If the above link does not work for donations – here is the URL – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5373935

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22 Comments

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22 responses to “We have been Chosen!

  1. sarah

    Wouldn’t you know I just donated almost all of our baby clothes on Saturday? I will happily pass on anything we have left. Can I buy some formula or something like that as well? Congratulations.

    • Kellie

      If she can drink the Kirkland brand, it is much more affordable at Costco! $20 for 2 big cans compared to 1 can at $25 each of Enfamil and Simalac. It really saved us a lot of money…she will be drinking it for a whole year!

      Also, BabiesRUs has a rewards program right now…after you buy 9 boxes of diapers you get the 10th free. That’s always exciting to get! haha

  2. bethlambdin

    Sarah….Oh my – I didn’t even think about formula – I guess I will be needing that (as well as some instructions on how to use it)…from this nursing only Mommy!

    • sarah

      I know! That hit me right away…”She can’t nurse this one, and formula is expensive”! Our girls almost never drank formula, 1st because I loved nursing, and 2nd, we couldn’t afford it! 🙂 Let me know what you want to try and I will buy a few cans. 🙂

  3. Carrie

    Looks like we will need to start working on getting those boys from Africa now!!! Love you guys!

  4. Kath

    Beth what a beautiful new blessing in your life! Can’t wait to see her in YOUR arms!
    love to you all,
    Katherine

  5. Carrie

    PS She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

  6. Leah

    Another Cousin! I’m so excited. Can’t wait to meet her.
    Love you guys!!

  7. Kellie

    Congrats to all you! She is precious!!

  8. Brenda

    AAAWWW…she is sooooo cute. What a precious baby. Is there a name yet?

  9. Carleen

    Congratulations Beth…the Lord continues to reward your faithfulness and patience. I must confess, your faith is so much bigger than anyone I know and you and Dan and your family are the perfect people to bring such a beautiful new child into your home. As for the challenges, isn’t raising any child a challenge? It’s easy not to raise them and leave it to someone else. God knows what he is doing when he entrusts those precious children to you and Dan.

    Much love and prayers to you as you transition into yet a new stage of life!

  10. Tracy

    CONGRATS again! Do we have a name yet? PS what a beautiful gift from GOD!

  11. Brandi

    I am crying with joy! I am so excited for you !!!

  12. So excited for you, Beth! Congratulations!

  13. I can’t wait till we get her its going to be sooooooooooo EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    she is the cutest baby girl I have ever seen

  14. Tracy

    Adoption is a precious thing. Your family is in store for lots of blessings.

  15. Lynda

    We are very excited for you. I can’t wait to see my new niece. I think I might have some baby girl clothes around here somewhere. Lynda

  16. Gigi Boek

    We did our happy dance for you guys. And then we prayed for you during dinner devotions. We are so happy for all of you. “omedettougozaimasu おめでとうございます!” – congratulations 🙂
    :)The Boeks

  17. Kara

    I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to see more pictures! We will keep you in prayer as you travel to pick her up.

  18. Aletha

    Beth:

    Congratulations on your new addition–so many thoughts going through my head right now, but to sum it up, I know that a great family was chosen to raise this little girl. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Have a safe trip to the WONDERFUL state of Tennessee!

  19. Beth,
    I am curious to know what way you went for this adoption (private?? thru the State of Tennesee?? thru the State of California??) We are preparing for an international adoption but open to God’s will…. but have heard so many scary things about domestic adoption…. how did you do this? I would love to hear about all that you and your husband did because I have heard that it is so hard to get a baby placed in ones home. We are interested and would appreciate any help or encouragement that you could give us…. did you and Dan just seek to leave the whole thing in God’s hands and that was that?? Whatever the case…. may the LORD bless the entire Lambdon Family with this adorable new little blessing!
    In Christ,
    Cindy for the Strang Family

  20. Katrina Hess

    Congratulations to the entire Lambdin family! We’re so excited for you!!! Praying for you too! 🙂

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