In a season of waiting, we felt the nudges and heard the whispers from God but kept ignoring them. Until we couldn’t anymore. Adoption had been on our hearts and in our conversations since before marriage. We knew it was what we were called to do but we did not know when or how. Quickly, our whispers became shouts. Our eyes, ears, and hearts were opened to a vision that was being set for us. We knew what our next big step of faith looked like.
So, in April we took our leap and started our adoption process. There have been highs and lows, but through it all we’ve stood on our firm foundation. During this process we have listened and followed God’s plan obediently and remained surrendered to His will.
It’s through that steadfast trust that we were matched with an expectant mama that God chose special for us. Baby H is a boy, due in February. We’ve prayed for this mama before we knew her and continue to do so each day. Our desire is that the love we show us allows her to see Jesus through us.
One of the biggest challenges we’ve faced is finances. Baby H’s adoption is $49,500. We’ve have so many friends and family come alongside us and support us in ways that have truly astounded us. While we have met 80% of that financial goal, we are still short. We are so thankful that Hope that Binds, administered by Lifesong for Orphans has awarded us with a $3,500 matching grant. We trust that God will provide because we’ve already seen His work throughout this adoption process.
We thank you for considering helping us in our journey and can’t wait to tell Baby H the role you played in bringing him home.
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 “Hamlett 8023”, 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.
- In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
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