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Our Adoption


Throughout our marriage, adoption has always been a part of the heart and vision for our family. One piece of that vision is for our earthly family to reflect the image of God’s family- drawing us toward a trans-racial adoption. Following the births of Emma in 2005 and Asher in 2008, we both felt the time to pursue adoption had arrived and all the years of dreaming started becoming a reality. We started our official process in May of 2010 and after a much longer than anticipated journey, we arrived home from Ethiopia with our daughter Lulu in March of 2012. We learned so much about the gift of international adoption as well as its shortcomings through our process, and most of all learned the sustaining power of our heavenly Father throughout the darkest and most joyous of circumstances. Blogging our experience, our triumphs, our setbacks and struggles has connected us with so many incredible people we otherwise would never have known. We remain excited and open to whatever new adventures God leads us on in this new season. Thank you for visiting and being a part of our story! Our adoption blog remains online as an encouragement for others as they navigate their own journeys- the archived posts can be read here:


There are no words for the gratitude we have toward our incredibly talented friends Jen & Chris Creed, who documented our adoption story. This slideshow gives a visual portion of our long emotional journey, complete with originally composed music by Chris. Thank you for celebrating with us by watching.

The Richmond Family from Jen & Chris Creed on Vimeo.

  • Meggan Graves - Congratulations and God Bless you for your obedience to this amazing call from the Lord. We have recently returned with our ten year old son from Ethiopia, making us a family of 6 now! what a journey! Look for Him always, He will be there at every step and in some of the most bizarre and undenibly ‘God ways’! God bless your growing family! ~the Graves’ReplyCancel

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