We are so excited to announce that we are officially adopting! We are teaming up with an organization called Faithful Adoption Consultants. Before we even met, we both had a heart for adoption. When we got married in 2008, we began talking about when the right time to start our family would be, with the intention of adopting later on after having kids naturally. Let’s just say “our plans” don’t always match up with what God is up to behind the scenes. After eight years of patiently waiting, praying and even seeking treatments, infertility has become an unexpectant bump in the road to building a family. Last summer, we clearly heard the Lord tell us to “move forward with adoption.” He reminded us that we have the home, resources and love to give to children that need a family right now. So, it’s with excited hearts that we have said “YES” to this call to love children that need a forever home. By the way, we are still praying that God blesses us with biological children as well! We welcome your prayers in that area.
Faithful Adoption Consultants is a faith-based referral service based in Atlanta, Georgia. They have a God given desire to walk alongside adoptive parents nationwide as they wait on the Lord to grow their families through domestic adoption. God has also given them a heart for birth moms. FAC desires to see adoption brought full circle by encouraging their adoptive parents to build Christ honoring relationships with their birth families. Their sincere hope is to see God use adoptive couples to draw these precious birth families closer to Himself. Ultimately, FAC is using adoption to show the goodness and faithfulness of God to both the birth parents and adoptive parents.
See the link below to get more info on Faithful Adoption Consultants… www.faithfuladoptionconsultants.com
While this journey is thrilling, it’s also a little unnerving. In order to make this a reality, finances will play a big role. The estimated cost to adopt through FAC is $40,000 – $50,000. Yes, it’s a lot of money… believe me, our heads are spinning as we are writing this. But I have no doubt that it’s nothing to a God that owns everything, and has been faithful for so long. Adoption in general is very expensive, but FAC adds an element that we can get behind. These fees help care for the birth mother in the later stages of her pregnancy, with the hope of pointing her towards Jesus. We are praying for strategy as we raise money for this sweet baby to come into our home.
By the way, over $22k has already come in through donations and fundraising, with another $10k pledged to this online fund! And we have been awarded a $3,000 matching grant from Legacy685 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. WE ARE SO THANKFUL for our amazing friends and family! Please be praying with us as we embark on this huge endeavor.
Chase & Ashley Courtney
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