How You Can Help: Building Our Family Piece by Piece

UPDATE: Our fundraiser is closed – thanks for your support!

piece by piece

Adoption isn’t easy.

For us, adopting isn’t just about adding children to our family. We believe that God calls us to care for orphans (Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27), and we believe that these easily overlooked embryonic orphans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-16).

But we also recognize that God didn’t call us to this alone. He graciously placed us in a body of believers to support us on this journey. Already, we have been so encouraged by friends and family who are excited about our adoption.

We wanted to share two big ways that you can help us with our adoption:

one prayer

We need it. We need prayer for diligence with the giant checklist of forms, packets of reading material, and hours of online training. We need prayer for patience through the matching phase & legal paperwork.

We need prayer for a rock-solid trust in God’s sovereign plan for our family, and an unwavering knowledge that God is Good no matter what.

Please pray for us!

two fundraiser

This week we’re officially kicking off our adoption fundraiser!

You guys know that adoptions can get very expensive. One of the good things about embryo adoption is that it’s not as expensive as other adoption options. Still, including Nightlight’s program fees, home study fees, and medical expenses, we’re looking at this adoption costing us $12-16,000.

After looking around at a lot of fundraiser ideas, we decided to do a puzzle fundraiser.

How it Works:

I designed a 1,000 piece puzzle that looks like this:

adoption puzzle

If you’d like to donate to our adoption, you can sponsor a puzzle piece at $10/piece. We’ll write your name on the back of the piece (or pieces) that you sponsor, and when the puzzle is complete, we’ll hang it in the nursery.

On one side, it will remind us of God’s promise & provision, and the other side will be a humbling reminder of everyone who helped bring our baby home, a testament to the body of Christ. 

How to Donate:

There are several ways you can donate.

  • Click on the donate button below and donate securely through PayPal
  • Deliver a check or cash to us by hand
  • Mail us a check (email me at thehelpmates(at)gmail(dot)com for the address)

*Any funds that are raised above our adoption costs will be set aside for future adoptions.*

paypal donate button

Thank you for your support, and don’t forget to keep up with our adoption progress (link in the sidebar)!

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Explorer & adventurer - mostly through scratches of ink on a page - I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.
1 comment
  1. I love your photo: Building our family piece by piece.
    I facilitate high school exchange programs and would love to use your graphic.

    May I do so, giving a link to your blog?

    Please let me know.
    Deby @STS Foundation

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