Pray, Please — Our Kids Are Pursuing Adoption!

Big things are afoot in our family. I’m coming closer to being a grandma! That’s right—Kristin and Shawn have decided to adopt! Can you tell I’m a little excited? :)

In fact, we’re all excited. And if truth be told, we’re a little nervous, too. We know the next few months might hold some unexpected twists and turns, and the unknown can be a little scary. This is definitely an opportunity for all of us to keep our eyes on the Lord and trust him each step of the way.

Would you please pray for Kristin and Shawn—and us!—as we wait for the Lord’s plan to unfold? We know he has good things in store, but the ride could be a little bumpy getting there. We need your prayers, please!

Thanks so much for lifting this need to our Father over the next few months. Can’t wait to share the exciting news of our grandchild!! :)

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

*Note: I changed the title of my blog to more accurately reflect my tagline and brand. If you have my link listed on your blogroll, would you please change it to read simply “Cheryl Barker”? Thanks!


  1. Prayers are being sent your way for your family. Being a grandmother is the best.

  2. how wonderful!!! I’m so excited for you and your family! God’s blessings as you wait for this little one to join your family!

  3. “Like” :)

  4. Hoe exciting and are definitely praying for all of you!

  5. Hooray for Jake & Kristin! What an exciting time for all of you. I’ll definitely be praying for you all during this time of the unknown. :)

  6. Anonymous says

    Oops! Kristin & Shawn. Not Jake. ;) Had Jake in my mind because of his shared birthday with Son #2.

  7. Very exciting to hear, Cheryl. I’ll be tracking this time with you and praying for the right child at the right time! Blessings.


  8. i read your updates on fb, and i was SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL! i’ll be praying for peace during the process, because i know it can be daunting. this is so so wonderful. prayers and blessings and prayers!

  9. This wonderful news reminds of Eph. 1:5 “He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”

    What a good and Godly act your family is doing. Will be in prayer.


  10. What amazing news! I’ll be keeping your family in my prayers as you travel this path together. May God bless your family with a little one. Best wishes and blessings always!

  11. Thanks so much, everyone, for rejoicing with us and for all the promises of prayer! I appreciate each of you!

  12. I am honored to pray for your family and the adoption. What a wonderful gift adoption can be for a family and I pray that God works all the details out smoothly for them and you as a grandma to be. Grandparenting is so much fun – you’ll love it!

  13. Thanks so much, Nanette. I am definitley looking forward to becoming a grandma! :)

  14. Praying for God to move mountains of red tape and restrictions!

  15. Exciting times…will be praying for the process! : )

  16. Thanks, Vonda & Kay! So appreciate your prayers!

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