We were married in February 2009 during my husband's seminary spring break. We lived in seminary housing, living the tight-budget life for the first year of our marriage. We saw some of our friends, the Flemings, who were another young couple, start and finish their adoption process. We realized that adoption didn't have to be something that you did AFTER you had all of the biological kids you wanted. We realized God could provide for US- newlyweds on a tight budget! So after being married a year, on my (Rebekah) 23rd birthday, we submitted our application to AGCI for the Ethiopia program. We met the minimal requirements on everything! We knew that adoption was something we wanted to accomplish in our life, and there didn't seem to be a better time than the present. Our adoption process has been nothing but a testimony of God's faithfulness and provision. We are thrilled to finally be parents and so grateful for our son, Israel, who will be a lifelong reminder of God's goodness and redemption.
Currently, we live in NYC where my husband, a PhD candidate, is a pastor in Brooklyn, NYC. You can learn more about that story at www.McGeesinNYC.com
Israel has been home since May 2012, and we have a biological daughter Edith, born August 2013. Israel has some developmental delays and Cerebral Palsy; we are seeing the works of God being displayed through his challenges.
Israel and Edith, May 2014