Dear Family & Friends,
We have been matched! Yes, you have read that correctly; after almost two years of waiting, we have been matched and will soon bring our new baby home!
Not long ago we received a call from our agency with the great news and we are now able to share our news with you.
First and foremost we ask that you pray for this situation. We are in need of major prayers for several things. Please pray for our birthmother. This is an extremely trying time for her and we pray for the Lord’s Peace to be with her during the final days of her pregnancy. She is due at the end of March so this is urgent! We also ask that you pray for our family. Pray that all goes well with bringing baby home and that our family will have an easy adjustment.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our faithful supporters; all that have prayed for us and/or supported us financially. At this point we know that our adoption is going to cost about $19,000 plus travel expenses. As of right now we have received two grants to help offset this huge cost. One of our grants is for $1,000 while the other amount will not be disclosed to us until we are closer to bringing our baby home. Thus far we have spent about $3,000 relating to our home study. This cost has taken the bulk of our donations, leaving us with less than $2,000 in our adoption savings account. As you can see, at this time we are a long way from achieving our financial goal. We will not worry; however, as this is nothing for the power of God, for perfect love casts out all fear.
We understand that we have asked once before and many of you have already supported us, but due to the circumstances and time frame we are dealing with, we ask for your financial help once more. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us in this adoption! We so strongly feel this as the Lord’s calling on our life and we trust in Him and Him alone that He will soon make it a reality.
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27
While there isn’t room in this letter to disclose all of the information regarding our recent match, you can go online and check out our adoption blog at http://onourhearts.blogspot.com/ We will keep this updated as we go along.
Love in Him,
Christopher, Vanessa, Zoelle, & Meridian