Saturday, February 20, 2010

Adoption Update #2

Hey everyone,

We are continuing to pray over agencies, the country to adopt from, when to start the application, financial help for the adoption, etc. Tomorrow, we are attending an informational adoption/foster care meeting at The Village Church. We are looking forward to meeting other families who have adopted, or are in the process of their adoption, at our home church.

I think it will be a great way for us to find out ways to serve the families in our area, as well as obtaining some helpful information for us.

Please continue to be in prayer over our next steps.

Much love,

Friday, February 12, 2010

Proceeds for Haiti

Happy Friday!

As most of you know, I have been following an amazing family for several years now. Stefanie and her husband Chris, have such a heart for orphans and special needs adoptions. They are one of the couples who helped inspire Chris and I to consider adoption a couple years ago.

Stefanie and two other women started Wild Olive Tees. You have seen their tees on my blog since I began blogging and this time, they are doing something very special.

They have designed a new tee and all the proceeds will go to Haiti. That is right - 100% of all the money earned from the sale of this tee, will benefit the people of Haiti. The Hope tee is featured below.

This is a great way to help those in need. The release starts today, so go check it out.

Much love,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dillon Informational Meeting

This morning, Chris and I attended our first informational meeting in researching adoption agencies. The meeting was held by Dillon International. We walked away more encouraged and strengthened in knowing this is the plan God has designed to grow our family.

The couple leading the meeting shared about their personal experience with Dillon, and bringing their daughter home from Korea. They did a great job relating to those with children and those who have battled with infertility, as they experienced this in their own journey. 

We gained more knowledge of how the adoption process will work through Dillon and narrowed the country down to India. We will continue to pray, every day and every step of the way, but India seems to be where God keeps leading us. Since our first mission trip to India in 06-07, our love for the Indian culture and people continues to grow. 

So, if we decide to use Dillon, the next step will be to fill out the first application. We want to talk/meet with the social worker overseeing India. The wait time can take up to 3 - 3 1/2 years, and that is from now. Whatever the wait time, it will be God's timing.  Always perfect.  

A verse that touched my heart this week - Proverbs 13:12 NIV - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Much love,