Adding i5 through Adoption!

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We're adding "i5" through adoption and asking for your help!

Adoption is a running theme in our family. The Bible says we are adopted into God's family as His children and get to call Him our loving Father. We decided early in our marriage (10 years ago!) that we wanted a big family and, if possible, to adopt. Our second child, Isaiah, was added to our family through adoption. He is such a gift and an adorable, snuggly, curly-haired addition to our family.

We have the privilege of living and loving overseas in Malaysia as we raise our family. We're back in the States for a few months and are using this time to add our fifth (and last!) child. Since our other children's names begin with "i," we will affectionately refer to this little one as "i5."

We are adopting domestically through Bethany Christian Services of Florida, a reputable and respected agency. They helped us bring Isaiah home and we love them because they place a huge emphasis on ministering to the birth families during and after the adoption process.

The quality of care Bethany offers necessitates $22,000 for fees and services. Will you join us? We are applying for adoption grants and planning local fundraisers, so any amounts received over our goal will be donated toward other families' adoptions. The Lord provided in big ways for Isaiah's adoption and we're confident He will do the same this time around!



Anthony, Sharon, Isaac, Isaiah, Immanuelle, and Ivy


Isaac


Isaiah


Immanuelle


Ivy

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We are matched! We met "Bee" yesterday and she is a tall, beautiful, and SHY young woman. She is VERY sure she will place her baby boy with us when he is born and we are confident in her decision. Our new son will be fully Haitian...and fully a Rivers! He is due March 23, but could come any day now.

This match with Bee is taking place through another agency and so our fees have gone up as each agency has their own fees. We have a job to get back to overseas and we fully believe this match with Bee is all God's timing. We've only waited 4 months for a match!

Through a couple of fundraisers, donations from here and outside GoFundMe, and our own savings, we have raised $7,700 of the $33,000 total we will need.
That's 25K left! And we're confident we will get there!
Please help us bring i5 home!
Interested in a rad t-shirt design to help us with our adoption AND make you look super stylish?
Head here to get yourself one!
http://downbytherivers.blogspot.com/2015/03/when-baby-boy-is-on-his-way-home.html
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Our Krispy Kreme fundraiser was a success! Updates coming soon.
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Our photo fundraiser campaign was a great success—update coming soon!
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Raised by 30 people in 59 months
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$4,000
Adoption Grant
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
SF
$500
SBC Adoption Fund
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$2,102
T-Shirt Fundraiser (March)
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$3,000
Savings
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
BW
$100
Brannon & Olga Ward
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
SS
$100
Sahar Shweil
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
SW
$100
Shirley Webb
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
MR
$250
Michael Robinson
51 months ago

So thrilled for the newest Rivers! Now hurry back!

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$900
Savings
51 months ago (Offline Donation)
$500
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51 months ago
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