Jon and Elissa Kuert sensed that adoption would be part of their story from early on in their marriage. They always felt that their hearts were open to adoption and that God may call them to grow their family through adoption. Their eyes were opened more as they worked together on multiple mission trips around the world, meeting kids that come from tough places and have a need for loving parents to raise them.
During these trips, their hearts also grew an intense love for the people of China. They began taking more and more trips to China. Eventually those two-week trips turned into a four-month trip, that turned into a seven-year-stint doing non-profit work in Yunnan Province, China. During those years in China, they began their first adoption process that ultimately lasted three years. They brought home their beautiful daughter Gili in 2013.
The Kuerts now live stateside and continue to serve in missions with a church in Minnesota. They’ve treasured the time they’ve had as a family of three, but they again sensed the call to grow their family. The Kuerts cannot wait to return to China and bring home a little sister for their beloved Gili.
The Kuerts shared that “The journey of adoption is not always easy, but it is always beautiful with its twists and turns. We are so excited to be growing our family through adoption again and adding a new little girl from China to our tribe!”