"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me." Matthew 18:5
They have always felt called to adopt and are now ready to begin this journey. With your financial support, we can help them to welcome a new baby into their loving, nurturing arms.
Born and raised here in Lafayette, Courtney and Colby Neal have dedicated their lives to serving the Lord, their family and friends.
They met and began their relationship at Acadiana High School and have now been married almost 13 years. Colby and Courtney have 3 beautiful children, Emmy (10), Aubrey (7) and Cohen (6).
They began trying for their fourth child recently. With joy, they learned they were expecting baby Neal number 4, however miscarried soon after learning about the pregnancy. The loss was heartbreaking however, they knew they wanted more children so they pressed on. They learned they were expecting their 5th child, Easton Vaughn. He was so loved and so wanted however, God always has bigger plans. The Lord called him home on July 26, 2018 at 18 weeks gestation. Devastated by the death of their sweet baby boy, they never lost faith in Jesus and his plans for them, their hearts and their family. He blessed them with their 6th child, Finley Rose. Unfortunately, she was called to the golden gates of heaven on February 13, 2019 at 16 weeks gestation.
This family has faced much heartbreak, pain and suffering, but their faith in our Lord and Savior has never wavered.
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
Courtney and Colby have a faith stronger than most people I know. As a married couple, they have always felt called to adopt and are ready to begin the adoption journey.
They have started the process to find their "match" meaning the search for their future baby has begun! How exciting! This can take anywhere from hours to months to find their match. This GoFundMe has been created to financially help this family save a babies life.
The average cost of adoption in Louisiana is $22,000. This covers the cost of adoption attorney fees, court fees, home studies and the support of the birth mother's expenses (healthcare, nutrition/vitamin supplements, maternity clothing, etc.) to ensure that their beautiful baby will arrive healthy and safely.
They have always known that adoption was a calling and are ready to make this calling come to fruition. I am asking for your financial support, to help lift some of the financial strain they will face. I am also asking for your prayers. Prayers for God's light, love, strength, clarity and protection as they embark on this journey.
Your love and support means the world.
"In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will..." Ephesians 1:5
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