Brent and Audrey Shook are high school sweethearts. And early on the Lord put in their heart the idea of adoption. The got married and had five kids of their own and life got busy. But always in the back of their hearts they felt the Lord calling them to adoption. They had looked at agencies and wanted to start the process but the timing was never right.
Until one day Brent got an email from an agency they had looked at 10 years before asking if the family would be willing to host a child from China for a summer while they tried to find that child a forever home. That was when Audrey saw Lucy's photo and knew this was their daughter. After lots of prayer the Shooks decided to submit to God's will and adopt this sweet little girl knowing nothing about her.
Lucy was the perfect fit for their family and they knew this was God's plan. But God had another part of his plan. Lucy kept talking about her best friend back at the orphanage and the Shooks knew that this adoption story had a second chapter. They knew that little Henry was supposed to be their son and Lucy was to bring him to them. So they got the paperwork together and got ready to fly to China to pick up not one, but two new pieces to their family puzzle.
Lucy and Henry were unwanted because of her Down Syndrome and her blindness. But God had a plan for them and now these two adorable children are beloved parts of the Shook family.
It is truly incredible to see how the Lord can make hearts whole when His followers step out of their comfort zones and listen to His will! God bless this beautiful family.
God told them to adopt 2 special needs children. Watch this heartwarming video about the Shook family.
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