Thursday, December 02, 2010
As you can see to the right of the post we are starting to work on funding this adoption. We have a good chunk put aside already but since the cost of adoption isn't covered by medical insurance it's an expensive and lengthy process. The first of many steps is this box to your right. A number of other families I've talked with have used this system for collecting donations. We are looking into grants as well, many of which are.....matching funds where you have to ask for donations first.....you can see where I'm going. Every avenue we've turned down and peered down has involved asking for money from family and friends. This is WAY out of my comfort zone but is apparently where God is leading us. So I'm done fighting with Him and negotiating with Him and bargaining with Him and am ready to walk on this path he's leading us down. But I'm sure He'll have to drag me parts of the way. :) We are looking at other options, one is a fair trade coffee company that is all for raising funds for adoption and the orphanage in Ethiopia where the founder adopted his daughters from. More on that as I get it figured out. We don't want anyone to feel obligated to give money, we know its tight for pretty much everyone. The families I've talked to have said similar things: "we aren't comfortable asking for money..." but also that they were pleasantly surprised how many of their family and friends wanted to help but didn't know how. So here I am, getting out of the boat to walk across the waves and grasp His hand. At the very least we are asking for prayer support from everyone, it's amazing but you really can feel when many people are praying for you, it's all warm and "snuggly" as Autumn would say.