Sunday, February 19, 2012


I have struggled with writing this post. 

Baby M's mom chose to continue to parent him. 

Monday, February 6, 2012


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Not bad for a weekend. 

We may not know anything as to if we are chosen to parent this little guy for several days or even a couple weeks. Really, that's for the best for his mama making this daunting choice. I continue to pray for her. 

Last night we were discussing the financial aspect of this adoption. Honestly, we thought we were on hold and could take several months to build our adoption fund and get things in order. Funny how God moves. Simply because of that, I wouldn't be surprised if this is THE situation. 

Here's the nuts and bolts of what we're looking at. We need to raise $4,500 immediately if we are chosen. 

That could be by the end of this week. 

One of the questions thrown on the table as we were discussing this was, "How can we do this?" 

We can't. 

But God can. 

The reality is, as cute as baby M is (and believe, his cuteness level is off the charts!), he's a toddler. That makes him so much harder to place. I wish that weren't the case, but it is. 

If we are chosen, we will be applying for grants to help since he is harder to place. Perhaps we'll get something, but maybe not. Often times granting agencies need time. I have no idea as of now how quickly the agency will want to act once M's mama makes her choice. Hopefully quickly. 

Would you consider helping us? I'd hate for a few dollars to stand in the way of us providing baby M a forever home.

Again, more than again we ask for your prayers. For M, his mama and her family as they deal with the heartache of separation. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A tiny sneak peek at Baby M.

A bit about our family

So our adoption story in a few sentences.

After several years of trying to conceive, we needed to make a decision on how to go about building our family. When talking to doctors about fertility treatments, we knew that path was not for us. We set about learning as much as we could about adoption.

We adopted our son in December of 2007. He is the love of our life and turned everything we thought we knew upside down.

Since then, we have made the hard task of becoming debt free a reality. We've committed to remaining debt free, including in our adoptions.

We have been trying to adopt another child since the fall of 2009. In that time, God has done so much in our family and I am beginning to see His purpose in making us wait.

Today I was emailed by a friend about a 15 month baby boy who needs to find an adoptive family.

Until a couple months ago, we had a decent adoption fund in place. However as life goes, we've had to dip into that.

We cannot keep finances from allowing us to explore becoming this little one's family.

As of today, they have no other families interested.

I'll be honest, I have mixed feelings about asking for money. However, many friends have already expressed an interest in helping.

If you would like to help out, you can click on the Chipin link to the right.

More than anything, pray. Pray that Baby M finds the RIGHT family.