Eric & Shanna's Journey to a Miracle

$2,330 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 43 months
Shanna Navarre  FORT CAMPBELL, KY
Eric and I were married in Michigan in September of 2004. Eric's job in the Army has moved us around quite a bit. We've lived in TN, Germany, and now KY. We've been through four deployments over the last ten years. For seven long years we have struggled with infertility, which has been physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Thankfully our friends and families have been so understanding, and supportive over this time, and it is with their support that we were able to keep moving forward.

It is our dream to be able to become parents, and we decided two years ago that we were ready to move to adoption, and we truly feel this is God's plan for us. Our hearts are open, and our arms are waiting. We are currently working with our agency finishing an updated home study, once approved we will begin working with another agency to begin the process of a domestic (in the U.S.) infant adoption.

Our agency requires half of our payment up front, and the rest when we are matched with a birth mother and 30 days away from the birth. Our goal is to raise enough funds to help us keep the amount we finance as low as possible. Every little bit helps, and that's why we are here. The agency fees help to provide the birth mother with healthcare, counseling support, and financial assistance for living expenses during her pregnancy and for a period of time postpartum. The fee also covers the cost for the agency to work with us, our advertising, and our legal aid and documents required to finalize the adoption.

You can also visit my Etsy shop where I offer hand knit and sewn items for women and children here: the Striped Tangerine . All profits from the sales in my shop will benefit our upcoming adoption. I also welcome custom orders if you have something in mind that you don't see in my shop.

The financial help you give, will help this military family grow through the love of adoption. This is our Journey to a Miracle, and we are honored to share it with you.

Thank you!




Pictured below is an example of our tree of life poster we plan on hanging in the nursery. Ours will read: Love Grows a Family.

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Posted by Shanna Navarre
38 months ago
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Here's a little bit of an update on the progress of our adoption journey. We have had four expectant mothers view our profile book since October, so far none have chosen us but we know the right one will someday, hopefully soon. We've been blessed with so much loving support from our families and friends, it's overwhelming really. It's beautiful to see our families hearts embrace adoption as lovingly as we have. We're nearly halfway to our fundraising goal, we are eternally grateful to those who have donated to our cause. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We are working hard at staying busy to help this "waiting" time pass. We started work on our nursery, and hope to have it completed within the next month or two. It is with God's love and the hope and faith we bear that keeps us moving, and remembering that this is His will, and he will guide us through this journey to a miracle in His time.

Happy New Year!
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Posted by Shanna Navarre
42 months ago
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Today we handed in the very LAST piece of our paperwork for our home study. Our social worker says it's a go! Onward with our journey! We hope to be officially "waiting parents" within a months time.

We are overwhelmed at the support we have received so far, and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
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$2,330 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 43 months
Created July 31, 2013
KH
$25
Karen Hume
38 months ago

Good luck to you two!!

CJ
$50
Cara Johnson
38 months ago

I meant do donate sooner, but I would lose my head it if wasn't attached. I wish you nothing but the best and know that the right baby is out there for you. You will be a fantastic mother!

M
$200
Mom/Nancy
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
A
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Praying your dreams come true!

A
$150
Anonymous
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
A
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

In Memory of David Navarre

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$100
Anonymous
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
G
$500
G.G.
41 months ago (Offline Donation)

Here's to baby!

DS
$15
Denise Sedlock
41 months ago

best of luck to you!!

JF
$50
James and Willma Fields
42 months ago

We love you guys! Rootin' for you. Go "Team Navarre"!

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