Through multiple little “godstances” and gentle nudging by The Holy Spirit over the last two years, we slowly started to pursue adoption. This year, we decided that we needed to be obedient to The Lord’s Call on our life and say YES to what he was leading us toward… adopting a little boy from Haiti!
We are so excited to fill the extra spot at our kitchen table, give an “owner” to the spare bedroom upstairs, fill the extra seat in our van with another sweet child, and add another precious little brother to our family. We believe that God has called us to this journey and that He will see us through! We are trusting in His divine provision, peace and patience as we walk with Him down this path and trust in His perfect timing with it all.
As you may know, adoptions are expensive! We have paid the initial fees for our adoption including our large dossier fee at the beginning of September! We are now in the waiting process to be matched with our son! Once we receive a referral, we will begin paying the rest of the required fees to finally bring our sweet boy finally home!
We are so excited to have been awarded a $4500 matching grant from our amazing church home, Pathway Community Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans… so donations starting now will be matched 100% until we hit $4500! So thankful for this amazing opportunity!
We appreciate your thoughts, prayers, donations, and most of all your precious friendships and support as we walk this unknown path of adoption! We eagerly anticipate the BIG THINGS that God is going to do!
Much love and blessings,
Jon, Amber, Audrey, Josie, and Aaron Degitz
**Updated 6/27/18: YouCaring has merged with GoFundMe and so our former webpage will no longer be accessible. Please use this page from now on to follow our story!
**Updated 9/19/2018: PRAISE GOD we have been approved for a matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans with our Church and we are so blessed to have the opportunity to be in ministry with Lifesong in a few other ways, which we will share here too! We will be closing our GoFundMe page and using this Lifesong page along with our Facebook page to keep you all updated on our journey! Thank you so much for your support!
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