We are Ben and Hope Minter, and we have two energetic girls ages 3 and 5. We are excited to be starting our international adoption from Colombia, and we're so glad that you're here to join us along the way.
We aren't the family that has always "known we wanted to adopt" and are finally coming to the point where it is a reality. Actually, just a year ago we would have both told you that we were absolutely done having kids. So why are we here, now, pursuing adoption?
We are here because of God's exceeding love and grace. We understand that we were rebellious and separated from God in our sin but he loved us so much that he sent his Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life we were incapable of living and die on the cross in our place to take the punishment for our sin. In his resurrection three days later, he conquered sin and death and made it possible for us to have new life in Christ and be adopted into God's family. Adopted. It's forever. It can't be changed. We are HIS, and there is absolutely nothing we could do to deserve it.
We love because he first loved us. God broke into our hearts and gave us a desire (that was undeniably from him) to display a picture of his love by growing our family through adoption, and we can't wait to see who he has in store for us.
Romans 8:15 + 1 John 4:19