Heath and Whitney Pinkerton have been happily married for over 11 years. Whitney’s first pregnancy she lost a baby to what doctors said, “was a freak thing.” The appointment that is exciting for most, finding out if your baby is a boy or a girl, she found out hers was a little girl with many birth defects and days later the diagnosis of an extra chromosome 7, which is incompatible with life. It was heart breaking, but after time of healing it’s not one she refers to as, “a freak thing”, but one God knew about long before she even came to be and was not taken back by surprise. It was a point in her life of suffering that led Whitney to Christ. One that she is thankful for today. James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
After going through the heart ache of losing a baby her plans were always to adopt, thinking she may never be able to have a healthy child of her own, and in fear of it happening again. By the grace of God, Heath and Whitney have been blessed with 3 children of their own, but adoption has never lost its place in their heart. Whitney was a mother without a baby to love when she left the hospital after delivering her first. Realizing there are so many babies without a mother or family to love them. This led them to begin their adoption process. They caught the eyes of one little girl in a picture that just so happened to also have an extra chromosome (21). They knew she was it! She was their daughter! God has made the way each step, and they trust Him as they continue to follow Him.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 says, The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.
The Pinkerton’s will be forever grateful for your prayer’s, donations, and support to them as they continue their adoption process.