Matthew 18:5, "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me."
We want to share with you some news in our family! We have felt God's calling to expand our family through adoption. It has been a process reaching this decision, as God has already blessed us with our two precious biological children, Chase and Courtney. We believe this is a true step of faith, and find ourselves relying on God's sovereign plan and guidance along the way.
Adoption is something that God has placed on our hearts off and on for many years. Amy has always had a passion for orphans around the world, and Chad grew up with an adopted sister from South Korea! We have sponsored a child from Africa since the beginning of our marriage, 8 years ago. Our desire is to help a child in need, by bringing them into a loving, safe home, and introducing them to the love of Christ.
While many adoption opportunities are available, we believe adopting an infant or toddler domestically is the best choice for our family. We have chosen to work with Bethany Christian Services, located in Latham, New York. This particular branch works primarily with expectant mothers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We have completed our home study and family adoption profile with Bethany, and are currently waiting for God to guide us to the child He has planned for our family. It's an exciting time!
Here is where the process becomes challenging! Although we feel God tugging on our hearts to bring a child into our family through adoption, we look at the financial cost and are overwhelmed by its magnitude! We keep reminding ourselves that nothing is impossible with God, and He will provide for our needs. He always has, and we know He always will! We have already been blessed with over $23,000 through generous donations from friends and family! We are seeing God at work!
The cost for our adoption will exceed $27,000. This amount includes a variety of services, primarily dealing with matching our family with a child, birth parent counseling, placement services, hospital coordination, post adoption counseling, legal fees and more! While we can't wrap our minds around why adoption costs so much, the reality is that it does, and there are many children around the world in need of loving homes.
We would love for you to join us on our adoption journey! Please pray for God's will, guidance, and direction for our family during this time. We truly covet your prayers as we continue through this process!
If you feel led to donate toward our adoption, you can click on the "donate" link above. No amount is too small! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. :)
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