Bringing Our Baby Home!

Carmen Herrera-Williams
Carmen Herrera-Williams Cerritos, California

Hello dear friends and family,

It is such a joy to share our adoption story with you! We feel so blessed by having a group of supportive and loving people around us, and we want to make you part of this blessing!

Our desire to adopt is deeply rooted in our Christian faith. As our family keeps growing in Christ, our idea of adoption has transformed from a mere thought, to an increasingly exciting reality.  We have already experienced many of the joys and difficulties in parenting through our two sons Hezekiah and Elijah. And as such we have learned how to depend and seek the LORD even more. We more clearly see that God’s adoption of us into His family can be extended to others through the adoption of children in need of a home.

We are hoping to adopt a baby through a domestic open adoption (Open adoption: when adopting parents keep in contact with the birth mother if she desires so). This will be our first time attempting adoption, and we find no words to describe the sweet emotions this brings to our lives. We are ready to love and cherish another baby, and cannot wait to share it all with this sweet little one! Our boys are over the moon with the idea of having a little sibling to play and share toys with. Our abuelita Maria, is ready to keep on passing on her cookie and pastry recipes to the next generation, and of course, teaching Spanish to more little ones.

As we walk thru this exciting  experience we are asking for your prayers, please remember us constantly. Call us, ask us questions, bug us, really.  We need a mountain of prayers to keep going! The process of adoption is a long one, it is emotional, and overwhelming at times. So, we need prayers for patience and discernment, for our future baby and for our birth mom. Please pray also for all the women, men, children, and families involved in adoption processes; whether they are international, domestic, from foster care, or private. Pray earnestly for the systems and laws that help and protect them. And also for more people to become adoptive parents or advocates for adoption.

Adoption as a ministry is filled with hope, but it also has a tangible monetary cost. This cost is the reason many families shy away from Adoption. On average, according to a survey by Adoptive Families Magazine , the cost of a private domestic adoption is about $40,000, even with a tax break,matching programs, and grants, there is still much more to be covered.

It is for this last reason, we are also humbly requesting your monetary contribution. Our Lord has blessed us with a $3000 matching grant from the loving community at our church, Grace Evangelical Free in La Mirada, CA through Lifesong for Orphans. Would you consider help us raise another $3000, so we can reach our total of $6000? If your heart feels moved to help us bring our baby home, please pray and reflect on the wonderful investment you are about to do, and rejoice in knowing that it has eternal returns. Any contribution is a blessing to us, and we receive it open heartedly. God bless you for you generosity!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love  he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1: 3-6

 

Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

Blessings,

Carmen, Tandre, Hezekiah, Elijah, and Abuelita Maria

 

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My Story

Hello dear friends and family,

It is such a joy to share our adoption story with you! We feel so blessed by having a group of supportive and loving people around us, and we want to make you part of this blessing!

Our desire to adopt is deeply rooted in our Christian faith. As our family keeps growing in Christ, our idea of adoption has transformed from a mere thought, to an increasingly exciting reality.  We have already experienced many of the joys and difficulties in parenting through our two sons Hezekiah and Elijah. And as such we have learned how to depend and seek the LORD even more. We more clearly see that God’s adoption of us into His family can be extended to others through the adoption of children in need of a home.

We are hoping to adopt a baby through a domestic open adoption (Open adoption: when adopting parents keep in contact with the birth mother if she desires so). This will be our first time attempting adoption, and we find no words to describe the sweet emotions this brings to our lives. We are ready to love and cherish another baby, and cannot wait to share it all with this sweet little one! Our boys are over the moon with the idea of having a little sibling to play and share toys with. Our abuelita Maria, is ready to keep on passing on her cookie and pastry recipes to the next generation, and of course, teaching Spanish to more little ones.

As we walk thru this exciting  experience we are asking for your prayers, please remember us constantly. Call us, ask us questions, bug us, really.  We need a mountain of prayers to keep going! The process of adoption is a long one, it is emotional, and overwhelming at times. So, we need prayers for patience and discernment, for our future baby and for our birth mom. Please pray also for all the women, men, children, and families involved in adoption processes; whether they are international, domestic, from foster care, or private. Pray earnestly for the systems and laws that help and protect them. And also for more people to become adoptive parents or advocates for adoption.

Adoption as a ministry is filled with hope, but it also has a tangible monetary cost. This cost is the reason many families shy away from Adoption. On average, according to a survey by Adoptive Families Magazine , the cost of a private domestic adoption is about $40,000, even with a tax break,matching programs, and grants, there is still much more to be covered.

It is for this last reason, we are also humbly requesting your monetary contribution. Our Lord has blessed us with a $3000 matching grant from the loving community at our church, Grace Evangelical Free in La Mirada, CA through Lifesong for Orphans. Would you consider help us raise another $3000, so we can reach our total of $6000? If your heart feels moved to help us bring our baby home, please pray and reflect on the wonderful investment you are about to do, and rejoice in knowing that it has eternal returns. Any contribution is a blessing to us, and we receive it open heartedly. God bless you for you generosity!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love  he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1: 3-6

 

Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

Blessings,

Carmen, Tandre, Hezekiah, Elijah, and Abuelita Maria

 

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Comments

$104

Elizabeth

Aug 14, 2019

“You're almost there! Praying for you all and hope you get matched soon!”

$250

Steven

Jun 29, 2019

“Hi friends, we love you and are excited to partner in prayer with you as you grow your family! Praying for you and your "jellybean"!”

$100

Elizabeth

Jun 11, 2019

$100

Hidden

Jun 10, 2019

“Randy and I are excited for you and happy to come alongside in this small way!”

$200

Hidden

Jun 10, 2019

“Continuing to pray for your family.”

$200

Hidden

May 28, 2019

“Love our Williamses!!!”

$184

Offline Donation

May 22, 2019

$25

Megan

May 18, 2019

“We love you guys and are faithfully praying for you!”

$100

Melanie

Apr 9, 2019

“So happy to be a tiny part of the new little one joining your family soon!”

$100

Hidden

Mar 23, 2019

$200

Luis

Mar 19, 2019

“A sand grain with love for a great family! God keep blessing you!”

$100

Matthew

Mar 16, 2019

“May God bless you and your growing family!”

$100

Zapora

Feb 20, 2019

“May God bless you with a beautiful child!”

$150

Meredith

Feb 17, 2019

“We are praying for your sweet family and for your baby that the Lord will bring into your lives! Love, The Milosch Family”

$500

Hidden

Feb 2, 2019

“We love your family and look forward to God’s perfect timing to add one more. We’re praying for mama and baby and your journey to connection with them both!”

$100

Luis

Jan 30, 2019

“Sending our love!! From the Sujos”

$100

Henry

Jan 29, 2019

“Praying for a happy outcome!”

$100

Mr.&Mrs

Jan 29, 2019

“Praying and sending our love ❤️”

$200

Markus

Jan 29, 2019

“Praise the Lord! Praying with your wonderful family!”