One of the missions that God has put on the hearts of our team at Pure and Faultless is to come alongside families who are stepping out in faith to adopt children. Our board members, many of whom are adoptive parents, understand fully the challenges and the journey of faith that comes with adding children through the blessing of adoption. It’s hard, stretching, challenging, rewarding, and truly one of the most amazing roads to walk. Our heart is to partner with those who are called–linking arms and playing a small part in their unfolding stories. It is such an honor and a privilege to be the body.
I would love to introduce you to two families who Pure and Faultless is so blessed to come alongside. They are families who have laid their lives down for the sake of children who need them. They are families who are sacrificing so very much to follow the One who has called them to go.
This week I am so blessed and honored to introduce you to the precious Pucketts–a military family who is serving our country and serving their God in such a faithful way.
Shannon and Thomas Puckett both serve our country in the military. Thomas is a pilot for the Army. Shannon and Thomas met in the National Guard when Shannon was also enlisted. Shannon’s full-time mission is now at home with their growing family.
The Pucketts have six children — five biological and one Bulgarian princess. Two of their daughters have severe, complex medical needs that require around-the-clock care. Aly was diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy at two months old. She is eight years old and her seizures continue. Because of their experiences parenting Aly, they felt called to adopt a child with special needs. Their Bulgarian princess (Andrea) has cerebral palsy, hearing loss, severe global delays, and autism. The other four children are between two and eleven, and keep them on their toes! They are now in the process of adopting two precious special-needs boys from China.
This past October, they saw a need for a host family for a boy from China. The Pucketts answered the call and hosted him. The experience was wonderful (shout out to hosting!) and the Pucketts are pursuing his adoption. In Shannon’s words, “He folded right into our blessed chaos. Wen has grown up his entire life within the walls of the Shenzhen orphanage. He was born with hydrocephalus, and had corrective surgery in 2009. He is smart, caring and brings joy to everyone he meets. We pray that this will be Wen’s last year within the walls of an orphanage. We are so excited to bring him home and make him a forever part of our family.”
Their second sweet baby boy was on a wait list for adoption. He has spina bifida. “My husband and I were going through the listings and praying over each child when we saw his sweet face and knew instantly he was a Puckett.” They are eager to meet and snuggle with him and bring him home.
The Puckett family hopes to travel soon to bring their two sweet boys home. Can we please help them to lift the huge financial burden of adopting not one, but two children? The costs are astronomical, but our Father is in the business of placing the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6). And sometimes, He uses you and me to be a part of the unfolding story of a child journeying home. Would you prayerfully consider sowing seed to bring these two boys home, please? I know it would mean so much to this family who gives so much.
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We are so very grateful.