Bentley Family Adoption

We have been married for 17 years and God has blessed us with two beautiful daughters, Abbey (17) and Emma (10).  Adoption has always been a topic we discussed, but until recently we have never felt a strong calling to pursue this path.  After marrying and having children at a young age, we envisioned our later years being filled with travel and empty nesting, but God changed our plans in July 2018.

"A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps."
Proverbs 16:9

After months of discussion, prayer and counsel we have decided to pursue international adoption through Bethany Christian Services.  We believe the adoption process is very symbolic of the Gospel message.  So many children are born into this world with no chance, no future, and no one to fight for them, but more importantly no hope of hearing about the love of Jesus.  Becoming adoptive parents will give us the opportunity to share the hope we have in Christ.

Adoption takes a village!  This is truly a leap of faith as we understand so many circumstances are completely out of our control, but we believe in answering God's calling.  As of now, assistance with the financial burden is our biggest need.  The average cost of international adoption can range from $40,000-$50,000.  If you feel led to walk beside us in our faith journey please consider making a donation.  If you are unable to give financially, please pray!  We know God is in control of our journey and look forward to sharing more information with our family and friends.

Matt, Ashley, Abbey and Emma
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    • $600 
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    • $30 
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Matthew Bentley 
Kingsport, TN
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