Sometimes you just KNOW that God is calling you to a purpose. When that happens obedience is fairly easy. So you move forward in obedience, but, if you’re anything like me, you begin to qualify what your obedience should look like. Rachel and Danny Suero always knew God had called them to adoption. But with three children, ages 6, 5, and 2, they were pretty certain adoption would come much later. Each of them also had other “certainties” concerning adoption. Rachel and Danny were “certain” that children with specific medical conditions or from particular countries were not part of God’s plan for them. However, as often happens when we begin to limit God’s call on our lives, the Suero family discovered that God’s “certainties” operate in a realm that we would not dare to even consider possibilities!
In February of 2020, just one month before the whole world was shaken by the COVID-19 virus, Rachel was browsing the Reece’s Rainbow Waiting-Children page when she saw her daughter, Amelie. Although Amelie checked many of the “no” boxes on the Suero’ list, Rachel KNEW Amelie was their daughter. A self-described “impulsive person”, Rachel decided to pray for a couple of days before showing Danny Amelie’s profile. When she finally shared Amelie’s profile with Danny, he was immediately on board as well!
In spite of COVID, or perhaps because of COVID, the Suero family’s adoption process for Amelie was fast-tracked. They applied for, and received, grants from both Here I Am Orphan Ministries and Reece’s Rainbow. In the process of home studies, fingerprinting, and other adoption related tasks, the Suero family discovered that Amelie’s home country allows more than one adoption at a time. They began to pray about expanding their family even more. It wasn’t long before Rachel found Kayson on the Waiting Children pages. Much like Amelie, Kayson checked many of the “no” boxes as well! However, when God calls you to something, He walks you through it, and Rachel and Danny soon found that
“Every single no turned into a yes!”
Having already received one grant from Here I Am Orphan Ministries for Amelie, and knowing that HIAOM normally bestows grants to families adopting children from the HIAOM Waiting Children page or to Texas families, Rachel took a step of faith and contacted HIAOM about an adoption grant for Kayson. The HIAOM Board was in awe of God’s work in the Suero family’s life to bring Kayson and Amelie into their family and awarded the Suero family the 2020 Nathaniel Faske Memorial Grant for the adoption of Kayson. The Nathaniel Faske Memorial Fund honors the life and memory of Nathaniel Faske, the son of HIAOM co-founders Jay and Suzanne Faske, and is awarded each year to a family or child with a special need or circumstance. The Suero family and their new son Kayson certainly fit that description!
Please be in prayer for the Suero family as they anticipate a call at any time to go get Amelie and Kayson to bring them HOME FOREVER!