We are beyond excited with the possibility of bringing our baby home soon! The beginning of our adoption story goes back many years. We first met each other in the Philippines at a mission home for children and teenagers. Between the two of us we spent several years at the mission where we both developed lifelong ties to the children. Many of these precious children came from abusive homes and we had our share of laughs and tears as we went through the good times and the bad times with them. We were happily married a little over a year after our last mission term in the Philippines. We often talked about adopting and it became a dream of ours to adopt someday. After struggling with infertility for several years we felt that this was the right time make our dream come true. The journey has been a long and painful journey, but we feel so blessed now with this opportunity.
We have a great love for children and are so much looking forward to raising our own child and experiencing the joys of parenthood. We talk about it nonstop and just simply can’t wait. We realize that there will ecstatic moments and crushing lows but know that it will be worth everything. Infertility has made us feel that parenthood is unattainable for us but adoption has made us to realize that having our own child is a very real possibility.
We have applied to an agency and are in need of $35,000 to complete this domestic infant adoption process. We have been awarded a $5,000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans Adoption Fund and we are so grateful to them for their part in our story. Anything you donate will be matched from Lifesong up to $5,000. Our goal is to raise money that will go towards the adoption agency fees, birthmother living assistance, and attorney and court costs. We would greatly appreciate any financial contributions and prayers. We pray God to bless you for it.
Henry & Caitlin
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 “Braun 09442”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
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