Artrip Family Adoption Fund

$11,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 53 months
Mark Artrip  HILLIARD, OH
HELP THE ARTRIPS ADOPT….AGAIN!
We are asking anyone who wants to invest in us as a family to donate to our adoption fund. Our goal is to raise $10,000 (of the $21,000 total) as soon as possible so that we can be matched with a baby this fall. If every Facebook friend gives $5 we will meet our goal.

STORY
4 years ago we wrote a blog entry outlining our heart for adoption and our plan to start the process. With the help of our friends, family, and network of people we were gifted $7,000 that helped us adopt Mercy. We always believed we would adopt again but we wanted to be patient and take it one child at a time and make sure we had clarity as our family changed. In the last two years we have moved, changed jobs, and planted a church. As life has settled down and Mercy has gotten older we have started to have the conversations, pray about this and seek the counsel of close friends and mentors. We know that God wants to add to our family one more time through adoption.

THE PROCESS
We will again be working with the same organization - Adoption Link. We have already sent in our money and initiated the first phase of background checks and being re-approved. This will take a few months while our books are simultaneously shown to birth moms.

HOW YOU CAN HELP Please pray for us. We knew this before the last time and we know it even more now, adoption is a road with many twists and turns and we want to trust God as he writes this story. The second major way our friends and family can be involved is in the fundraising process. Even after the thousands of dollars we have already invested this year, the remaining costs are estimated around $19,000. We thought it would be neat to again leverage our personal network in the most common way it exists: Social Media. Our idea is to ask all of our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram friends to personally donate $5 to our adoption fund. We are also continuing to save our own money and put into this account every month. You may be reading this and not have Facebook, or you may want to give more than $5 and that’s ok too. We just think it will be great to see God use our friends and family who want to invest in a very practical, tangible way.

THANKS
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hear our dream. Thank you to those who walked with us as our family grew through adoption last time. If you have any other questions, or want to contact us personally, we would love to talk more and share our hearts.

Blessings,

Mark, Kristin, Malachi, Canaan, and Mercy Artrip
markartrip(at)gmail.com
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Update 7
Posted by Mark Artrip
53 months ago
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We hit our goal!!!!!! Wow! Thanks to everyone who has given so far.
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Update 6
Posted by Mark Artrip
53 months ago
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96%!!! God is good......all the time......God is good!
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Update 5
Posted by Mark Artrip
53 months ago
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The end of this round of fundraising is in sight...we are at 94.35%!!!
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Update 4
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53 months ago
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We just went over 90%...we are getting close!
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$11,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 53 months
Created August 15, 2014
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TJ
$500
Tyler Joseph
51 months ago
SN
$100
sarah nadler
51 months ago
PB
$35
Pamela Beam
51 months ago

Very exciting! Praying for your new child!

$150
Anonymous
52 months ago
$50
Anonymous
53 months ago
MA
$50
Mark and Ruth Adams
53 months ago

God bless your growing family!

$20
Anonymous
53 months ago
MW
$150
Mark and Alyssa Wohlever
53 months ago

We know you already reached your goal but we wanted to be a part of watching god provide another little one for you!

JM
$200
Jason Michael
53 months ago

Love you guys!!

SR
$50
Shyla Robinson
53 months ago
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