One of the first reactions that we get when we tell people we are adopting is "Oh, wow I've heard adoption is REALLY expensive." While unfortunately that statemet is true, I just want everyone out there to know that the Lord WILL provide. Our adoption is going to cost us roughly $20,000 once all is said and done. Now, I am not sure about you, but we don't have $20,000 just lying around. However, from the moment that we announced the adoption, the financial gifts have been pouring in. Some small, some large, some unbelieveably large. We have been so blessed by family, friends, and even some random people in our lives who have contributed towards our adoption. We are only a few thousand dollars away from having ALL of the money that we need to complete the adoption. EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY.
In my life, I have heard people speak about the Lord providing, but up until now I never TRULY experienced that. Yes, I always had what I needed and most of the time I even had what I wanted--I was blessed growing up with a family who was financially stable enough to provide for my needs and wants. Then, I graduated college and got a decent job and have (almost) always been able to pay my bills. So, of course the Lord has been providing for me this whole time, but it wasnt until this adoption that I have truly seen the magnitude of the Lords provision. I had no idea how we were going to pay for the adoption, and although I knew the Lord would provide I never expected the very very very generous gifts that have been given by people around us. The fact that we almost have enough money to finance our adoption can only be attributed to the Lord. We are so thankful and we have definitely learned about the kind of people that we want to be. So, if you or your family is thinking about adoption and the finances are holding you back...don't let that be the reason that you don't follow the Lord's awesome, challenging, long, beautiful process of adoption. He WILL provide and through the experience He will change you!
(If you would like to contribute to our adoption fund we have a puzzle fundraiser going on now (see previous post) where you can sponsor a piece of a puzzle for $10 to help bring our family together. The paypal link is over to the right ------>
Thank you to EVERYONE who has contributed so far! We are blessed because of you!