Members of First Baptist Church, Trent and Heather Beck, sensed God’s call to adopt internationally several years ago. When Children’s Hope was launched, they began the process. They were led to work through Lifeline Adoption Services in Birmingham and ultimately chose to adopt from the Eastern European country of Bulgaria.
As with all adoptions, theirs was very challenging but in April of 2012, Trent and Heather brought Sellenn Rose home to Montgomery. Sellenn is a beautiful little girl who is learning so much and making extraordinary strides now that she is in a loving and stimulating environment. The Becks will attest that the adoption process and the adjustment process are both journeys of faith but the blessings that come from being obedient far out way the hard things!
Mike and Kerri Moore started their adoption journey in December 2009 after a season of prayer. They contacted Alabama Dept. of Human Resources to gain information about the classes and qualifications needed to adopt through the foster care system. By August 2010, they had completed all of the requirements including a home study and received final approval to be adoptive parents. In July of 2011, Mike and Kerri had a trial visit with brothers Zach and Sean. It didn’t take long for all four to realize they were meant to be a family!
As with any adoption, there were many adjustments to make, the unexpected surfaced, and faith was stretched. Overall, the adoption has been very successful and this “new” family has bonded in a way that brings glory and honor to our Heavenly Father. The adoption of Sean and Zach into the Moore home is a wonderful reminder of God adopting children into His forever family.