We have BIG news ... we've decided to grow our family by way of adoption!
We've been unsuccessful in trying to have a child for the past five years. Stephanie was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as a teenager, but we never dreamed it would make it so difficult to become pregnant. After years of emotions and negative tests, we feel like God is leading us on a new journey to find the missing piece of our family.
Each year, there are over 51,000 babies born in the US that are placed for adoption. Sadly, a large percentage of them end up in foster care or orphanages for at least a short amount of time, or even years.
Although adoption can be a long, drawn out process and we aren't really sure how long it will take, we have faith that God will provide and everything will work out in His time. The average adoption in NC costs $20,000-40,000 and can take up to 18 months or longer. We have been lead to a non-profit Christian adoption agency here in NC that is focused on placing babies in loving, Christian homes. In order to raise money ourselves, Stephanie has been doing family photography and we are organizing several upcoming fundraiser events over the next few months. However, we will need help to raise the $29,000 it will take to bring our future baby home. Donations do not have to be large - every penny helps, and all funds raised will go towards the adoption costs.
While we would love and appreciate your financial support, please know that your emotional support means just as much to us. Even though we are in need of funds, we are just as much in need of hugs, prayers, texts and phone calls of support.
We appreciate all forms of support from our family, friends, and extended community as we embark on our mission to make a difference in a child's life. Thank you for your continued love and support.
- Tutti Frutti Fundraisers
- Sonja Stanic
- Brent Moore
- Judy Sherrill