For the week of April 29 we are the featured family for Give1Save1. What is Give1Save1? Every week a family adopting from either Africa or Haiti is featured and every dollar given during that time goes directly to that family’s adoption. You give $1 (or more) and you play a part in removing a child from an orphanage and giving them a family and a future – Save 1.
- Pray for the mental, physical, and emotional health of our baby and her birth mother
- Pray for the circumstances around her abandoment. We are praying that she is relinquished out of love and in a manner that minimizes complications in our adoption process.
- Pray for our family as we wait. While I have no physical signs of pregnancy, I do feel like a momma that is 3 months past due. With adoption there is no guarantees in how long this will take. Please pray for our patience and trust in God’s timing
- We appreciate every single dollar that is donated to help us fulfill our calling and are humbled by your particpation
- Money raised will help buy plane tickets for our two trips. In total we will be purchase four tickets and will have short notice for each trip. The approximate travel cost is $8000. We are also praying for the opportunity to take Hudson on the first trip.
- We are also trying to save money for my maternity leave. I would like to take 3 months off work as I did with my boys. Beyond using vacation time, there is no paid maternity leave for adoption.
3. Spread the word
- The success of this fundraiser is directly related to the number of people who know about it.
- Please share via email, facebook, twitter, blogs, and pinterest from April 29-May 5.
We are very grateful for your participation in our adoption. More than anything we covet your continued prayers for our family. We look forward to the day you get to meet our daughter or see a picture of her beautiful face.
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father” Romans 8:15