did you know...

Did you know that the abortion rate is higher than the birth rate in Taiwan?

Did you know that in Taiwan an estimated 90% of pregnancies to unwed mothers end in abortion? (source)

Did you know that only a handful of crisis pregnancy centers operate there, each supporting unwed moms who choose life for their child and each doing so in the name of Christ?

And did you know that our third child is named Zoe Amanda, is three months old, has cerebral palsy, is living in a home affiliated with one of those crisis pregnancy centers, and will be coming home as an official Dingle family member sometime this summer?

(I apologize for my little man's sullen look. He was running a fever when we took this!)
Yeah, we didn’t know any of that either until January 28th when a friend contacted us and asked us to pray about adopting Zoe. We agreed to pray, fully expecting to say no. But we prayed. And God moved our hearts and plans and minds.

This was not the timing we planned, the country we planned, the age we planned, the special needs we planned, or… well, suffice it to say, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” {Isaiah 55:8-9}

This is crazy. And exciting. We’re still in a bit of shock about all of this, but we can’t wait to meet our little girl and hold her and bring her home.

I’ll share more details in future posts on our family blog, but please pray. Pray for Zoe, pray for Taiwan, pray for us.

Thanks, y’all.