Help Baby Cohen Come Home

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Raised by 49 people in 10 months
The nursery is nearly ready. The kids keep asking, "When will our little brother or sister get here?" Now, we need your help to see the dream come true! 

Hello! We are Steve and Courtney. Our family vision is that, "There is always room for one more," and adoption has been a hoped-for reality in our family for years. Following two very high-risk pregnancies, we battled doubt and fear, uncertain circumstances and health concerns, all to arrive here at this place where our dream of adopting is becoming real. Our baby can be coming home really soon. And you can be a part of that. 

We are working with a wonderful agency who is helping connect us with a birth mom who loves her baby so much that she wants to help him or her have a full and wonderful life.

We need your help to bring Baby Cohen home! The funds needed cover a wide array of services including all medical expenses for the birthmom and baby, as well as all the necessary legal processes and procedures to make our family Baby Cohen's legal forever family. Our agency is a ministry that has a heart for babies, birth moms, and adoptive families alike. Whether mom's place their baby up for adoption or not, they help support moms who have made the choice not to abort their baby. 

By May 31st, we will need to submit the first half of our payment, approximately $12000, to get on the waiting parents registry. Soon after, we will need to have our matching fee, the remaining amount, ready to submit, as soon as we are selected by our birth mother. We are so excited, as that could be as soon as a couple of days. 

It's tough to put into words what your support means to us. How do you thank someone for taking part in a miracle? How do you show gratitude for help in bringing your child home? 

All we know to say is thank you! Thank you for being a part in bringing our family together. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and gift to Help Baby Cohen Come Home!
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Here is the update we've been waiting so long to share...

A birth mom has chosen us as a possible match for her baby! We are over the moon with excitement!

Here's what we know: The due date is towards the end of March. We do not know the gender yet and have only heard a couple of things about the family history that so far aren't issues for us. We'll have a phone chat with the birth mom's caseworker next week to discuss everything in detail. At that point, we'll decide if we want to move forward. The next step would be to travel to Abilene to meet and visit with the birth mom to make the intention to match official.

We still have about $8,000 left to raise prior to the baby being placed with us. Thank you SO much for every seed you have already sown in finances and prayers and encouragement!

If you're able to support this final push, we would be so grateful. (As always, you're welcome to give here or contact me for instructions on how to give directly to bypass the 8% fee.)

Please pass the word along to friends and family. So many people have a heart to support adoptions and women who make the decision for life. Here's a real-life opportunity to be just that support!

Thank you, and God bless! We'll continue to keep you updated!
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We talked with our case manager this morning and have received more of an update. So far, our family profile has been shown to 12 birth moms. Each birth mom is asked to choose their top 2 families in case the first one doesn't work out. And 3 of the young women have chosen us as their 2nd preference.

Steve is recovering from his shoulder surgery a month ago, so with that and a couple of other things going on here, we can see how the timing of late wouldn't have been ideal. We're so excited to see when and how this will all play out!

Thank you again for your prayers and your support! We still have about $8,500 left to raise in order to proceed when we're chosen.

Visit adopt.nowfound.org to make a donation!
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We've had an update from our agency!! There are currently 11 young women receiving maternity services who have not chosen a family yet. Two already have families they are considering and three more will be looking soon. Our family is being considered by almost all of the birth moms. A phone call telling us that we have been chosen could come at any moment!

Please help us be prepared for that call by making a donation at adopt.nowfound.org and sharing this page and update with your friends! Every gift helps us get closer to meeting our baby! Thank you so much for your support and prayers!
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Our "Family" shirts have arrived and they are amazing! For a minimum donation of $25, we have 3 styles available to choose from: men's T, women's T, and women's tank. Each shirt is incredibly soft and printed with "Family: Always Room For One More..." The shirts do fit snugly, so you may want to select one size up from normal.
Men's T-shirt in blue
Women's Tank in purple
Women's T-shirt in indigo
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Raised by 49 people in 10 months
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I don't know you, but I know the Johnson family. There shirt is what caught my eye. I'd definitely like to spread the word. L for me.

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