Monday, September 14, 2009

Great News on the Financial Front!

We applied for a grant through Caroline's Promise and were very hopefull that this would be an avenue to help us reach our goals for our final adoption fees. We found out last week that we did not get this grant and were pretty dissapointed. That same week, our church had decided that they wanted to help us with our adoption by giving us $2,000 toward our final adoption fees. On top of this, the Abba Fund agreed to match up to $750 of our church's giving. So within hours of being dissapointed, we found out that we had been given $2,750 toward our adoption! We are so blessed that we have such amazing people around us that allow God to work through them to encourage us just at the right times.

It looks as though we have about $6,000 of fees remaining to be paid when we travel ($1,000 more than I had previously estimated). This means that with the church's grant and the donations recieved since we last paid fees we have about $2,500 to go. We have been so blessed by all of you that have joined with us in this way. Thank you!


  1. OH Happy Days!!!! Feeling the stress of finances ourselve, but count it all joy! Great movie quote- Your love is shown by how hard you have to fight for something. NONE of our children can ever say we didn't have to fight for them (actually God in us fought on their behalf!).

  2. Good for you! We haven't heard back from Abba Fund or ShowHope. We are hopeful because we have not had much luck thus far with grants. With the economy, no one has the funds to share!

  3. That is so encouraging! I love the addition of the pics of both your children. Every day is one day closer to bringing your family together.

    Love you guys!

  4. Congrats. That is amazing. :-D

  5. Stan@5:14 aka StangieSeptember 19, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    I love the three of you and cannot wait 'til I can say I love the 4 of you!! It won't be long. I can feel the joy.