Adoption is expensive....very expensive, and I am so thankful for coming across Just Love Coffee Roasters, which sells high quality, fair trade, organic coffee with a portion of the proceeds going to help families who are involved in their own adoption journey. When the founder and his wife were going through own adoption process (they adopted from Ethiopia) they were frustrated by the lack of fundraising opportunities to help with their adoption expenses, and so started the fundraising program with Just Love Coffee Roasters. If you feel called to help (or just want some really good coffee :) ), there is a link on the lefthand side of my blog.
That being said, I feel like I need to say something else about showing support. We are grateful beyond words for every penny, nickle, and dime that we should receive, and 100% of it will go directly to our adoption expenses. But I want to be really clear and say that showing support does not only involve financial aid. I have the feeling this whole journey is not only going to be the biggest blessing of our lives, but also one of the hardest and Chris and I are fully prepared to hit every challenge, whether it is financial or otherwise, head on. But we are going to need the support and prayers and thoughts of as many people as we can get to help us get through it. So even if you don't think someone can help financially please don't let that be a hinderence in sending out a prayer request or a link to this blog or whatever because support comes in all shapes and sizes, all forms, and sometimes from the most unlikeliest of places. With God ALL things are possible!!!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I'm not sure where to begin with this blog. I have been staring at a blank screen for over an hour trying to figure out what to say! LOL. So I guess I will just say that I have started this blog to document our journey through adoption; the good, the bad, the beautiful, the frustrations, and, I'm sure, the tears that will accompany us as we follow this path. I know that this is going to be a huge test of my patience (of which I tend to have very little) and I know that there are going to be some days when I just want to throw in the towel and give up. But after struggling for over three years with secondary infertility and having always wanted to adopt anyway, we knew this was going to be the answer for us. So, that being said, thanks for stopping by, and, hopefully, someday I will be able to start a post with, "OUR BABY IS HOME!!!"