In the midst of these strange and difficult times God has given us the sweet blessing of pursuing domestic adoption! An opportunity came, we decided to take a leap of faith, and Lord willing we will be adopting a baby boy sometime in August.
Our adoption into God’s forever family—made possible by Christ—propels us to adopt this precious boy into our forever family, and with God’s help we commit to joyfully loving and sacrificing for him the rest of our lives. We can hardly wait to have him in our arms. We are also incredibly humbled and proud of the strong, brave and beautiful mother who is choosing life for her son and allowing us to parent him. Please keep her in your prayers.
Given the tight timeline, we have been working hard and quickly to prepare our hearts and our home for adoption--each step is quite involved! In short, our adoption agency, Night Light, is ensuring our readiness to become adoptive parents and walking alongside the expectant mother through her process: we are working with our social worker on paperwork, interviews, and a home inspection, while she is receiving prenatal and postnatal care including counseling, nutrition and medical care from her team. When he is born, we will have travel expenses. Following birth, we will need legal assistance in finalizing the adoption. All of this comes at a large cost to us ($35,000-$40,000).
So far, in order to raise the necessary funds, we are applying for grants, selling homemade items and some belongings, reconfiguring our budget, as well as looking into other fundraising opportunities. While many families have time to fundraise and pay these fees over time, we have only weeks. But no matter the length of time, we wanted to invite to you be part of bringing this little guy home. We recognize that this is only the beginning of raising our child to adulthood and that we will need our Family, the Church, to support and carry us through.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving and keeping us in your prayers.
We can hardly wait to introduce him to you!
Daniel & Lily
We're praying for you and so excited for this sweet baby!
Congratulations! So happy for you two and everyone in your extended family. I wish I had been able to do the same decades ago, but this isn’t for everyone; I’m sure you are chosen to do so. Abundant blessings to you and your little one!
Congratulations!! We are so excited for you as you start this new adventure into parenthood! We will be praying for you all! All our love and prayers, Mariah, Brandon and Riley
I don’t know you but I hope this helps and may the Lord bless you and your family!
Nathaniel and Ruth McDonald
Praying for your family Lily and Daniel.
The Lord bless you. You will be great parents. I am blessed to be a small part of this. I will bring some items soon for your garage sale. Love, Karen
Tim and Allison Howell
Excited for you to bring baby home!
We are sooooo very excited for you! Congratulations!
The longest journey starts with a single step. Mick and I hope this brings you a step closer.
Oh friends! Sooooo happy for you, praying for all this to go smoothly and that baby will bebin your arms soon. Praying also for birth mama to be supported and cared for well in this time. Much love, Los Williams
We love you and think this is so rad!
Roby and I are so happy for you! May the Lord provide abundantly for you every step of the way during this waiting and preparation time.
Andrew & Shannon Pitman
So proud of you, Lily!!! (And Daniel, of course!) I'm excited for this opportunity for you both. May God bless this beautiful endeavor as you further His kingdom!!
We are so excited to meet your precious son!
Kendall and Lydia Wampler
Praying for you both!