Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Please help

This adoption has been so very different from our other two. For one thing, it has been incredibly fast. In fact, that's a massive understatement. I was looking over some dossier documents for other families and kept thinking we must have missed something, some document, some something in our dossier.

Then my breath catches and I realize no, we are submitted and have an appointment date.

In a week and a half.

I have been continually baffled by how this adoption has fallen into place. Documents that have materialized out of seeming thin air, flights that got cheaper before we booked, a place to stay in the city we're going to.

Finances are usually the biggest hurdle for families adopting, and like most families we don't have $20,000 sitting around. But you'll notice I haven't put up a donation button for Candace. We were able to completely finance our adoption by refinancing our house. While I don't consider it ideal to take on debt, when it means bringing your child home...ransoming her...it is worth it.

But many families do not even have the option to refinance. Adoption grants and loans are almost non-existent now with the economy. There is one family in particular that has been laid on my heart. They have an appointment shortly after us, on Valentine's Day, for two beautiful little girls.

How I wish I could give them all the remaining funds they need. But I can't. So I am giving what little I can hoping that God will multiply it like the loaves and fishes, making it sufficient for their needs. I have set up a donation button at the top left of our blog (click on the Chipin button). For each $5 donation, your name will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. This money is coming from online surveys that I do, and so is mine to freely give, taking nothing from our kids or from Candace's adoption money.

Please help the Lanes bring their beautiful little girls home, little girls who need a mama and a papa, someone to tuck them in at night, comfort them when they are sick, and love them for the rest of their lives. If they are not ransomed, their outcome, like so many orphans around the world, is beyond bleak--it is horrifying.

If you would have considered donating to us, I beg of you to donate to the Lanes. And if you are not able to donate, please pray that God would multiple the little into everything they need. All donations are through Reece's Rainbow and are tax-deductible.

1 comment:

Jo's Corner said...

I made a donation to the lane Family via your chipin! It's a "small" part of a "Huge" desire to see those Precious Girls at HOME! Blessings! Jo