The Rader Family is welcoming a young boy from India, who has severe to profound hearing loss in both ears, into their family. We are the Rader family. My beautiful wife Chloe and I have been married for 8 years. We have 3 wonderful children: Olivia, Jax, and Rosalee. Chloe was born and bred in the Blue Ridge Mountains, while I was raised in good ole east Tennessee.
Chloe and I had mentioned adoption early on in our marriage. We knew we wanted a big family in our future. As the Lord had blessed us with two healthy children, I decided to attend a free adoption seminar in early spring 2019. This seminar would serve as the beginning of this entire journey. Throughout 2019, Chloe and I discussed slowly the reality of adoption and what it would mean for our lives. It wasn’t until later in the year that a very close friend of Chloe’s suggested we read Russell Moore’s Adopted for Life. This book helped shape our theology of adoption. We were ready to accept the responsibility of caring for “the widows and orphans (James 1:27).” Having decided to step into international adoption, it wasn’t until our initial phone call with Lifeline Children’s Services that we discovered the India Program was special needs only.
Chloe and I decided to continue moving forward in faith, believing that God had not brought us to this door by accident. After a year and a half of paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork, we received a call from Lifeline with a potential child match. This young boy had severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. He had been an answer to prayer; Chloe and I accepted the match. To date, we are in the final stages of our adoption process. We are currently waiting for our second to last approval from the central authority before we enter the court process. Once we enter the court process, we will then be waiting on a Written Court Order which deems him our legal son! After we receive Written Court Order we will then be preparing to bring our son home from India and we truly cannot express our excitement for this day!
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