Adoption

Growing Our Family Piece by Piece: Day Three Update

September 26, 2016

Thanks for checking back in our our Puzzle Fundraiser for bringing home Baby Tex #2!

Yesterday was a slower day in the land of puzzles but we more or less expected it – gorgeous weather, the Sabbath day, and football. Sundays are a slower day online so no biggie.

But we are back in the week and we have SIX DAYS left in which we are trying to fundraise a lot. A whole lot.

Some people ask me why adoption is so very expensive and I don’t really have a solid answer.

Y’all see the fee breakdown like we do on our adoption hub page. We don’t get much more detailed information of how those expenses itemize out dollar by dollar. There is a whole bunch more legal work than meets the eye in addition to providing solid counseling for birth families both before and after adoption placements. There are intense background and psychological evaluations. Sometimes there are even expenses built in to assist the birth family with some basic necessities while they go through the adoption process. These are all good things that ought to be covered. We have to trust our agency to be fair and honest with their fees and we’re with a good one.

There are times I wish it was less costly but I wouldn’t want it to be any less thorough, since then all parties involved would more vulnerable…so not certain it could be any more affordable. All we do know is that we feel supported and encouraged by all of you in this and we’re so grateful. Without your generosity, we wouldn’t be able to pursue adoption at this time.

Thank you for giving to a pro-life cause that isn’t always thought of as one. What I mean by that is most people hear “pro-life” and think about crisis pregnancy clinics and praying outside of a Planned Parenthood. Those are pro-life but it’s far broader – caring for immigrant families, death penalty laws, access to healthcare, taking care of the poor and homeless, end of life issues, foster/adoptive families, caring for birth families, ethical reproductive technology, war time practices, and on and on it goes.

Joining our puzzle fundraiser is a concrete way to be part of saying YES to new life – By helping us be in a position to welcome any life God brings our way while also supporting birth family’s decision they feel is best for them and this precious little one.

Let’s see the progress did we make on Day Three?

  • 139 pieces sold

  • $3,470 raised!!!!

  • 9.25% of our goal of $37,500

Here’s a virtual picture of the puzzle’s progress:

puzzle-day-03

 

If you would like to donate, please do so below. If you know of anyone who has a heart for adoption, please share our story and invite them to consider joining the journey.




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THANK YOU!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Peg Fleissner September 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    So happy for you two — or four. Can’t imagine better parents. What parish will you be in? It would be fun to run into you.

  • Reply KL September 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I have been following your blog for a few years since I learned of it through a FOCUS missionary that served at my school – Temple University. To say that your family is inspirational is an understatement. As an adopted child myself, I cannot thank you enough for your gift to these babies. I have read of your struggles with infertility and they are so incredibly heartbreaking to read – I cannot imagine what you are going through, but I hope you find some peace in the love you are sharing with these littles ones. Thank you for your willingness to adopt, especially in the US where there are so many that are often overlooked. May God bless your family through your second adoption.

    • Reply Amanda September 28, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

  • Reply Peg September 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Amanda, I made a mistake on my donation yesterday. Could you call me at 889-3129? Thanks.

    • Reply Amanda September 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

      OK I will call you!

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