February Adoption Update!

by bosssanders on February 13, 2013 with 2 comments

Our Dossier is en route to Ethiopia!!

It has 6 stops before it lands there (7th stop is Ethiopia) and it is currently at stop #5!!  WAHOO!

So, what does this mean?  And, now what?

Once our dossier reaches ET, we will be given a number on a wait list.  Because of the parameters that we are currently open to with our adoption, the wait could be fairly short.  Then again, it could take 8 months (for a REFERRAL).

Once we get a referral and accept, we will have 2 travel dates (and there is a length of time between the referral and trip 1 and trip 1 to trip 2).  On the second trip, our little one will be coming home with us.

With all of this comes our next fee!!  (This is where we could use some help!)

We need to raise $9200 !!!

We’ve tightened our belt (pretty tight budget) and are saving as much as we can.

We know we can’t do this alone.

And while this is all very humbling, we also realize this isn’t ABOUT us.

This is about a child.

This is about God.

This is about MANY coming together to do Christ’s work.  Oh!  This joyful opportunity to bless and be blessed!

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”  –Luke 6:38

Can I just say how THANKFUL we are for those who have been with us this far (and those who will join) on this journey of Amazing Grace and Redeeming Love?

I am encouraged to see others giving out of the little they have  – not because they didn’t need that money, but because they knew God was using them.  And, they said YES.  It reminds me of this story…

“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” — Mark 12:41-44

So, thank you!  And IF you feel encouraged to give and join us as God unfolds this amazing story, please know how much it is appreciated.  And we pray that God will bless you abundantly TENFOLD!

If you want to help, you can give or send us checks OR through paypal (see right on blog for the button).

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  • Jessie

    Good luck with your adoption! Several of my friends have adopted from Ethiopia. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds for your family!

  • Matthew Lee

    I have an adoption fundraising idea I’d like to share with you. Could you please email me at mlee@coupaide.com?


    Matthew Lee

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