I have a small update for those of you who don't follow me on Instagram (or Facebook since my instagram updates go there too) we have a couple little things to share.
The first is that during December our profile was shown 3 times! This is huge! That means that people are starting to see our book and it only takes one. I saw a picture the other day that said "Even in a room full of 1,000 no's it you only need that 1 yes." And this is so true with adoption. The 3 no's to us were yes's to someone else. Yes's to a child getting a family and yes to a birth mother who chose life. And those are 3 things to celebrate! So, please pray that our profile book will continue to be shown and that our profile book will click with the right family. Also pray that our book is shown and we are picked soon, but in God's timing.
Our second update is that we received another grant! This is the 2nd grant that we've received. This one is from Families Outreach and it was for $750. This one is nice because they just wrote us a check. So, we can use it for adoption expenses that are not necessarily paid to our agency - if we need to stay in a hotel when we go pick up the baby, if we get an emergency placement and need to buy things like a carseat, diapers, etc, on a whim, and other things that may pop up. And, if we do not need it for that we can pay it on our adoption debt or our placement fee. We are extremely grateful to have been chosen to receive this grant. We still need to raise $11,000 to pay our placement fee, and if we happen to raise more, it will go to pay off the first set of $7,500 fees that we took a loan to pay. Please continue to pray that we will receive additional grants (we've applied for around 10), and that people will continue to donate to help us pay off our fees.
Please praise the One who makes all of this possible for all this good news!
James 1:17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Adam and Kristen
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