We are excited to add a third sibling to the family. In late spring we received another surprise call from our adoption lawyer. She said that our son’s birthmother was pregnant again, due in a few months… with a girl (insert heart face emojis). We were all so excited. About two months before she was supposed to be born, we got another call that we lost the baby. If you know our family, you know that we have not shared any more information out of respect for our son’s privacy and his age. We want him to hear all of the details from us when he is old enough. Unfortunately, we also lost some money with that adoption.
The infertility that brought me to tears so many nights now brings me to tears for a whole different reason. I am so honored that my children’s birth mothers and God would choose me to be their mother. How amazing it is that all that time I felt so unheard and forgotten by God, he was not only there with me, He was knitting together my baby girl in someone else’s womb. And on top of that, he was growing my son’s brother, Malachi, in his mother’s womb. If you know us, you know that my sister’s adoption of Malachi, created the relationship with his birthmother that later gave us our son.
After losing Zara, there is some fear, but I KNOW that God is faithful and good (even if he chooses not to bless us with another child). I KNOW that he has a plan for my family, and I have a deep sense of hope that there is a little baby that is currently being knitted together in his/her birthmother’s womb, and our hearts.
We have recieved a matching grant through our church and Lifesong for Orphans. Which means up to $5,000, they will match money gifted through this site dollar for dollar. If you would rather send in a gift via mail, please contact me for our Lifesong account number.
We look forward to seeing all that God has planned for this adoption. If you are unable to donate at this time, we would also greatly appreciate prayers for the health of our baby, and peace and wisdom for the baby’s birth mother and for us!
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 “Eberhardt 7857”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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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