Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We need $12,000 in 48 hours...

We need $12,000 in 48 hours...

because Norah is going to be a big sister!

And her birthmother has just asked us to adopt the baby – Norah’s full biological sibling.

And he or she could be born any day.

We want to come up with a clever fundraiser, but to be honest, we don’t have time for that. We are cramming the adoption application process (that took us 8 months when we adopted Norah) into the next week. Babies don’t wait for paperwork, background checks or physicals. They come in God’s timing.

We are completely overwhelmed by the task at hand, but we know that God would not give us this opportunity to trust Him and open our hearts and home to this child if He did not intend to provide a means for us to do it.

We are praying for a miracle – that you who feel led to do so would pray and give however you can. You can click here to go to our secure donation page that is connected to our Adoption Savings Account. We believe that with your help, when we need to write “the BIG CHECK” in a few days, that there will be enough in there for us to do so. If you’d prefer to mail us a check, you can email Alison and she'll send you our mailing address.

If you feel compelled, we would love for you to help us spread the word on your blogs, websites, facebook, emails to friends and family. Link back to this post as much as you’d like, and we’ll keep you updated over the next couple of days.

As you discuss this on blogs and among friends, please be as respectful of Norah’s birthmother as you possibly can be. We are choosing to walk in love and compassion instead of judgment and entitlement. If the choice to place this baby with us is her final decision, we will be blessed to now raise two of her precious children as our own. If she decides that she would like to parent the baby herself, we will be pleased to have been given the opportunity to care for Norah’s brother or sister for a few days or weeks and minister to Norah’s birthmother in a way that only we can.

As always, we need you to pray. Pray that God would be glorified through this whole experience. Pray that Norah’s birthmother would experience compassion and love by those around her during this time. Pray for the health of this new little life.

And pray for our sweet baby Norah – because she’s GOING TO BE A BIG SISTER in just a few days. WOW!!!