Growing the Family

It’s been a while since my last post–busy! The last few months have been a roller coaster of emotions and trials with some victories. God has used recent events to mold and shape us. For that we are very thankful.

My oldest, Ivy, started high school yesterday. I can’t believe my baby is that old. Sophie started 7th grade, and Levi is in 4th. Another school year begins . . .

Meanwhile on our adoption journey, our boys have had their medicals and we now know their birthdays. Gerrad, who we will call Josiah, was born on February 10, 2009. I found it interesting that my last blog post, about the adoption, was posted on his 3rd birthday. James Koby, who we will call Koby, was born on November 4, 2008. A mere 14 weeks separate their births, unusual for brothers I know. They aren’t biologically related, obviously, but will be brothers forever because of adoption.

We plan to travel to Ghana in a few weeks to meet them for the first time and to get a court date during our visit. This will be the opportunity for Ghana/Social Welfare to find us as credible adoptive parents and hopefully, as far as Ghana is concerned, these two little boys will be legally declared our sons. We look forward to this trip and to welcoming these boys into our family. Unfortunately we won’t be able to bring them home right away because we will have to file more paperwork in Ghana (I-600) and wait for approval; then we must get visas and passports for the boys, and other legal stuff, I’m sure. We have been told, if everything goes smoothly, we could have the boys in our home before Christmas. That would be AWESOME!

Please join us in prayer on this journey. We are acting in faith to a God-called task. We currently do not have funds in hand to make this happen. Once we buy our tickets to Ghana our adoption fund will be empty. We’ll have court fees and many other expenses while in Ghana. Christy has been seeking part-time employment to help fund our adoption, but she has had no luck so far. However, every time we have needed money for each step in the adoption, up to this point, it has been available. We trust that will continue. The gifts often come from unlikely sources, and we are thankful that God moves people’s hearts to give.

If you feel compelled to help us give Josiah and Koby a home with the McCosh family, you can send a check to:  Gum Springs Baptist Church (noted for the McCosh adoption), 5454 Franks Ferry Road, Walling, TN 38587, hand deliver it to a family member or a church member or to us, or you can donate through PayPal.

We really appreciate any support you may be able to give us, and we pray God’s blessings upon you all!

There’s more than one way to grow a family. I pray that more Christian families will be moved by the Spirit of God and the Word of God to give fatherless children a Christ-centered home!

As always your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

About Derek McCosh

I am a fortunate recipient of the Grace of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father, a pastor, and a church planter. I am passionate about glorifying God through evangelism, missions, expository preaching, teaching and mentoring. I am a husband to the most gorgeous woman alive, who loves Jesus and serves as a rock for me. I am a father of two beautiful daughters, a loving special needs son, and of two active Ghanian sons. I blog about whatever I feel led to share to encourage others to follow Jesus and live out their faith for His glory!
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4 Responses to Growing the Family

  1. Debbie Riley says:

    the boys are adorable, and we pray that they will be with you all before christmas, we know they will be in a blessed home and with a great family. your in our prayers


  2. Barry D. Proctor says:

    What a great update to read. The boys look very handsome. Praying that things go smoothly and they will be joining you all for Christmas. Loved seeing you all the the Alumni Conference. You have a beautiful family.


  3. Charman says:

    That’s great that you could have them by Christmas!! I know you guys are excited. I can’t wait to meet them!


  4. Derek McCosh says:

    Really appreciate the prayers and the encouragement!


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