Brian and Amy Shaw were drawn together by their shared desire to serve the Lord abroad. They also wanted to have six children. And yet, despite a two-year stint in China and the births of their first few biological children, the Shaw’s attempts at missions and a large family just wouldn’t work out. Doors to mission opportunities repeatedly closed, and the Shaws suffered traumatic pregnancy losses. Brian and Amy felt confused, frustrated, and even depressed.
But God began to shed light on what he had in store for the Shaws—a family journey, full of both joy and suffering, that they never could have imagined. Both biologically and through adoption, he would bring ten children into their home, and he would give them the grace and courage to carry on in the wake of Brian’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis.
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