Friday, June 15, 2012

More provisions...

One of the most frequent question we get about international adoption is the cost. For many, this feels like the largest barrier to adoption. The truth is, the fees can be overwhelming. Without a doubt, we had many financial concerns as we began to sense God's calling to pursue international adoption. Many encouraged and assured us that God would provide if this was His plan for our family.

God has once again blown us away with the ways in which He has provided. We received an email yesterday from a foundation to which we applied for an adoption grant. They have sent a check for $3500 to our adoption agency toward our adoption expenses. As we wait for a referral for a little girl, we know the fees for the next steps are already provided. We are so thankful for these provisions and can hardly believe that we are so close to being fully funded (if projected costs stay the same)To God be the glory!

We want to share a few adoption resources and pray others who might be considering adoption will be encouraged. This is not an exhaustive list, just a few we have experience with.

Lifesong for Orphans
JSC Foundation (taking applications again in September)
Show Hope
147 Million Orphans (fundraising gear that also supports orphan care)

If you are on the adoption journey nd have other resources you can recommend, please leave a comment with information we can share with others.

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23

1 comment:

Ashton Phillips said...

That is wonderful news Lori!! God definitely funds what he favors. We received a $2500 grant from the HandinHand organization and just applied for several others. Praying hard we are awarded more.