Beloved family and friends,
We write to put before you a praise and a need. As many of you know, we're in the domestic adoption process to add a fourth child to our family. We’re very excited to provide a "forever family" for another little one within the next six to twelve months, Lord willing!
Adoption is full of joys and challenges, with one of the greater challenges being finances. The costs to adopt include a home study, agency fees, a lawyer, and travel expenses, with the total ending up somewhere around $30,000. We thank the Lord for the many ways He has always provided for us and trust that He will continue to do so!
One of the ways we've seen God's provision is that we were recently awarded a matching funds grant through Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc. for $2,500 to help with the expenses of our adoption. Praise the Lord for His amazing provision! What that means is that if we receive $2,500 in donations through our friends and family toward our adoption, Hand in Hand will match them to make $5000 total. If you feel the Lord is directing you to give, this is a wonderful opportunity for your gift to be doubled.
You can find out more about Hand in Hand, a non-profit private operating foundation, through their website at handinhandadopt.org. If you have questions about their matching grant program please feel free to ask. You can also contact Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc. with any questions you may have at 913-248-5015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the grant to work, people would have to donate directly to the organization. Checks would need to be made payable to “Hand in Hand Christian Adoption” and all donations need to be received or postmarked by April 21, 2015. Donations would need to be mailed directly to Hand in Hand at:
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.
18318 Mimosa Court
Gardner, KS 66030
**Please include our name on the outside of the envelope only… do not put our name on the check itself**
Your gifts do not go unnoticed by the Greatest Giver! In fact, your giving is an act of obedience to the Lord, in addition to your generosity toward us. "Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and keep oneself unstained by the world." (James 1:27)
Thank you for your love for our family! We’re grateful for your encouragement and prayers as the Lord expands our family and provides a loving Christian home for a child in need.