We are so excited to share this news. By God’s miracle, we were able to bring home our baby girl!
The name Emery is of Latin origin and means “loving.” And just like her name, she is as delicate and beautiful as a rose.
In our hearts, we knew we wanted to be parents and start a family of our own. For the past couple of years, we felt the Lord reaffirm a hundred times over that it is His will for our family to have a baby through the beautiful process of adoption. It is written, “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” – 1 Samuel 1:27
Throughout the process, our hearts yearned to have our own baby in our arms. We knew little baby Hernandez was coming but little did we know – the angels in heaven have been working overtime and that it would happen soon. We received a phone call that forever changed our lives.
On 11/28/22, the director of our adoption agency told us “The baby is coming. Are you guys ready?” Naturally our first thoughts were, “How soon?” To which she replied “…We expect the baby to be born any minute.” To say we were surprised would be a big understatement. Truthfully, it all felt too good to be true. How are we receiving this amazing news? Are they speaking to the right couple? Yet somehow, God, in his infinite wisdom, and through our amazing adoption agency, picked us as the right parents for baby Emmy Rose.
The hours leading up to the placement and meeting our daughter was a whirlwind. Honestly, our brains stopped working when we were told that the baby is a girl and that it was a full-term pregnancy. At that point it was pure bliss despite the chaos. We both always wanted a baby girl.
On October 29, 2022, we finally met her. Our baby girl, Emery Rose. She’s beautiful, healthy, and just absolutely perfect!
Here’s some really exciting news. This a special fund raiser! We have been awarded a $4,000 ;matching grant from Josiah’s Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans, so every dollar you donate will be matched up to that $4,000 amount. Our goal date is March 31, 2022, but funds will be accepted towards our adoption until the adoption is complete.
We would love to humbly ask for your consideration to partner with us financially by making a tax-deductible donation to help us cover the remainder of the expenses. Undeniably, doors miraculously opened for us to bring our daughter home but adopting is expensive. We’ve already covered a big part of the estimated adoption cost of $38,000 (including legal fees). Normally, adopting parents will have time to fund-raise but due to everything happening so quickly, we did not have the time to do so. But we believe that through it all, God is able. He is good and He is our provider!
To give online is quick and easy. Simply click the DONATE button on this page.
If you choose to write a check, please make checks payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note “ Hernandez family account number, 10345” to assure it goes to the correct account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744
We’ll post updates of Emery Rose on our Social Media page but per our agency’s policy, we cannot post a full picture of her face showing identifying features until after 3 months. We sincerely thank you so much for your love and sowing into Emery’s life and our family through prayer and finances, it means the world to us!
Gerard (Jad), Amber, and baby Emmy Rose.
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction)*. Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Hernandez 10345”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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