Let’s face it, adoption is scary. And we are learning that this isn’t a journey a couple can tackle by themselves. The process is too overwhelming spiritually, mentally, and financially to take on alone. If you have landed on this page, perhaps you may be looking for ways to support us during our adoption journey. For that, we are so thankful and appreciative of your willingness to help us find our arrows. In fact, there are many ways you can support us during this exciting adventure!
First, you can support us spiritually by praying for us. Adoption comes with a lot of unknown, stress, and confusion. But we believe that prayer is effective and pleasing to God. So, if nothing else, we would welcome your prayers for peace, discernment, and wisdom in this journey. Also, please pray for the birth mother who will go through her own share of sadness and grief following the child’s birth.
Secondly, you can support us mentally by staying involved in our journey. Adoption, while exciting, can also be very lonely. Many people do not have experience with adoption and do not know how to talk about it with future adoptive parents. Asking us questions about where we are in our journey, talking to us about what we has been the most exciting and most challenging aspects thus far, and simply staying involved actually provides a lot of mental comfort and helps us not feel so isolated in this overwhelming process.
Thirdly, you can support us financially through our fundraising efforts. While we are saving and working extra, as well as applying for grants, we are doing some fundraising as well. We completed two runs of a t-shirt campaign, which was a huge success each time, and all proceeds went straight into our adoption fund. The shirt is not currently available to purchase, but if enough people are interested, we could always launch for a third time! Also, our friends hosted a fundraiser for us which was absolutely amazing. Many people came and purchased handmade and donated items, providing words of encouragement and love while doing so. You can check out our recap here. We are considering additional fundraising, and will let you know about it as soon as anything is in place.
Thanks so much!