Our Journey

This blog is a small peek inside our family's first adventure into the world of adoption. We welcome your encouragement & financial support, but most importantly we appreciate your prayer covering as we climb the mountains & wander the valleys of this incredibly crazy, yet exciting journey God is leading our family on. We also ask for your prayer covering over our new children, wherever & whoever they are, that they will sense God's loving presence as He snuggles them for us, & for protection from satan's evil schemes toward each of us. Though we may be on opposite sides of the globe, or just a few miles apart, we trust God has already been preparing all of us for each other as our family grows again. May all the Glory in this journey go to our Heavenly Father, who adopted each of us as His own beloved sons & daughters.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

National Adoption Awareness Month - First Giveaway!!!

"Adoption is not just about couples who want children - or who want more children. Adoption is about an entire culture within our churches, a culture that sees adoption as part of our Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself... I want to ask what it would mean if our churches and families were known as the people who adopt babies - and toddlers, and children, and teenagers. What if we as Christians were known, once again, as the people who take in orphans and make of them beloved sons and daughters? 
"No one wants parents who adopt children out of the same sense of duty with which they may give to the building fund for the new church gymnasium. But all of us have a stake in the adoption issue, because Jesus does. He is the one who tells us His Father is also "Father of the fatherless" (Psalm 68:5). And, He is the one who insists on calling "the least of these" His "brothers" (Matthew 25:40) and who tells us that the first time we hear His voice, He will be asking us if we did the same." ~ Russell D. Moore
Wow, what an awesome privilege we have in sharing in God's love for "the least of these" through adoption!! It is humbling that He wants to include us in this mission of love!

In celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month (November), we want to announce our very first give away to honor all families whose lives have been positively impacted by adoption, and to begin the fundraising efforts for our pending adoption of two precious little girls from Ukraine! (Okay, we'd be lying if we said it wasn't for the fundraising too!)

For our very first fundraising giveaway, we have 2 (two) copies of 
"Adopt Without Debt" 
(Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition) 
by Julie Gumm

to share with two of our supporters. Entering our giveaway is very simple, and there are two easy ways to enter:

1) Click on the 'donate' button (upper right) to contribute to our adoption fund, and leave a comment below letting us know you contributed.  For every $5 donation, your name will go into the infamous hat. 
($5 = Your name goes in the hat once, 
$10 = Your name goes in the hat twice, 
$15 = Your name goes in the hat 3 times, etc.)


2) Share about this giveaway with your friends on your own blog or Facebook page (include a link to our blog), and leave a comment below with a link to where you shared about this giveaway. Your name will go in the hat one time for each location link you posted at.

Because National Adoption Awareness Month lasts the whole month of November, this giveaway is going to be active for most of the month as well. On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24, 2011) we will draw two names out of the hat (or bowl, or stock pot, or whatever else we may have that isn't already packed in a box for our upcoming move) and we will post the names of our winners. We will need our winners to respond with a mailing address ASAP so we can ship the books before we move though! 

Are you ready?

On your mark, 

Get set, 



  1. I shared :)

  2. I read your sister's post on Facebook and God put you on our hearts to pray for you as you continue on this journey. I have shared your post with my friends on Facebook and I have also been calling family that don't use Facebook to see what kind of help we can give. I hope God will bless you abundantly and bring Aliza and Olivia home soon.


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