Friday, August 17, 2012

An Adoption Update

Things are moving!

We head up to Naperville next Thursday to get our fingerprints taken for the Department of Homeland Security. You know cause the ones we gave them for Suhn’s expired.

After that we are one form away from a complete dossier. I am hoping to be DTC (Dossier to China) by the end of September. That might be pushing it but I think it’s possible. In my mind, we are on track for a Marchish trip to China. Time will tell..

Meanwhile, we continue making our way through the many, many, MANY steps it will take to bring Zak home. Each accomplished task bringing us a little closer to the ultimate goal:  one less orphan, aka a family for Zak and Zak for our family.

Each step also brings bills. Big ones. Bills we don’t quite have the cash flow to cover.

And so we raise funds.

I believe many people are called to adopt. Many are called to support those who adopt. Many are called to both. AND, many are called to other completely different and worthy ministries. If this next part rubs you the wrong way, then please stop reading and go in peace. I get it. And it's okay. But, if you have a heart for adoption or supporting families who adopt, read on.

It’s a humbling thing to ask for help. The word “humbling” feels almost trite, like it is the expected thing to say. We mean it though. We feel vulnerable when we ask and the truth is we are vulnerable and it is good for us to ask because we can't do this alone. We need you. And as we ask for help, we want you to know that our desire is to pay it forward, to try to give back what we have been given.

We do not take the generosity of our friends and family lightly. It makes us want to be like you.

We are excited to see how God provides for this adoption. He has called us and we trust that he will.

All that to say, if you are interested in partnering with us, go here to find out how.

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