Adoption journey

Over the past year, the Lord has been growing, teaching, and challenging our family in so many ways! We are responding to the Lord's leading and are expanding our family through the adoption of a precious baby!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Creative ways to support Adoption

When we first began our adoption journey, we were a little overwhelmed by the entire process and finances necessary to complete an adoption. Many people asked how they could help, and all we could think to reply was sharing our need for prayer and finances or sending them to my Etsy shop. As we have progressed along through our adoption, we have been amazed and blessed to see all the creative and different ways people have supported and helped us along our adoption journey!

We have been incredibly blessed by:

  • Friends passing along baby supplies, double strollers and clothes for baby and boys.
  • The many boxes of diapers given to us from our Life Group the day we came home from the hospital
  • Church family, friends and my family caring for our 3 boys while we were meeting with birth mother and across the state for Timothy's birth.
  • Breastfeeding moms donating their extra breast milk for our baby (this was by far the most creative and wonderful gift!)
  • Friends and family (near and far) sacrificially sending finances to help fund our adoption.
  • My sweet Granny and aunt crafted, sewed, painted, and made jewelry to sell, to help fund our adoption. 
  • The almost 3 weeks of incredible meals brought to our home from our church family and friends, that tremendously helped in those sleepless crazy days;)
  • Precious friends and church family coming over to hold babies, clean and help around our home.
  • Sweet friends praying over us as we prepared for Timothy's birth. 
We are very thankful for all the ways our family, friends and church have shown us love and support during this exciting time!

If you have friends, family or members of your church going through an adoption, I challenge you to find creative ways to meet their needs and show support of their adoption.