Waiting Here For You

Joshua Poteet
Joshua Poteet HOUSTON, Texas

Our family isn’t complete.

I’m terrified. But ready. So, so ready.

There have been so many flickering thoughts. Thoughts that I wrote off as crazy, and let pass almost immediately. Then those thoughts turned into the quietest/quickest of whispers to Jesus, asking 3 words, “Is this you?” Finally, slowly, and so, so carefully, I brought it to my best friend (and we all know where he landed 🙃). We’ve prayed, we’ve let ourselves be excited, we’ve cried. And now, even though I am so afraid, we are telling the world, because we need your help. Our family isn’t complete. We can’t do this without you. The Poteet family is adopting. And while those feel like the craziest words I could imagine ever writing, they’re true. Through the heart strangling anxiety and fear of raising the support, there’s peace, and that’s exactly the sliver of peace we’ll hang onto during this crazy ride.

The financial cost of adoption is significant. It’s easily one of the biggest fears for me. We desperately desire your prayers, and if you feel led, to support us financially.

We have been blessed with a matching grant from Legacy 685 and a matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans and a grant from CyLife Church. That means that the first $18,000 raised will be matched! We’ve set up a fundraising page, where 100% of the proceeds go toward helping to grow our family.

 

Little one, wherever you are, you are already deeply and truly loved. 💛

 

#bravelove #kneetoknee #domesticadoption


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 “Poteet 09813”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Raised to date by 108 people
 of  $73,000
94 days left

My Story

Our family isn’t complete.

I’m terrified. But ready. So, so ready.

There have been so many flickering thoughts. Thoughts that I wrote off as crazy, and let pass almost immediately. Then those thoughts turned into the quietest/quickest of whispers to Jesus, asking 3 words, “Is this you?” Finally, slowly, and so, so carefully, I brought it to my best friend (and we all know where he landed 🙃). We’ve prayed, we’ve let ourselves be excited, we’ve cried. And now, even though I am so afraid, we are telling the world, because we need your help. Our family isn’t complete. We can’t do this without you. The Poteet family is adopting. And while those feel like the craziest words I could imagine ever writing, they’re true. Through the heart strangling anxiety and fear of raising the support, there’s peace, and that’s exactly the sliver of peace we’ll hang onto during this crazy ride.

The financial cost of adoption is significant. It’s easily one of the biggest fears for me. We desperately desire your prayers, and if you feel led, to support us financially.

We have been blessed with a matching grant from Legacy 685 and a matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans and a grant from CyLife Church. That means that the first $18,000 raised will be matched! We’ve set up a fundraising page, where 100% of the proceeds go toward helping to grow our family.

 

Little one, wherever you are, you are already deeply and truly loved. 💛

 

#bravelove #kneetoknee #domesticadoption


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 “Poteet 09813”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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We are MATCHED!

May 12, 2022

We got the call! We are matched with a baby! These last few days have been a whirlwind, but so exciting! 

Here’s the info! Baby is due 11/14/22 and we love Roo’s (nickname) birth mama! So excited to see Jesus move in this relationship.  We now know the cost of the adoption and it is more than originally estimated sooo we are continuing our fundraising toward the goal! 

Thank you for all of the prayers and support! We are so excited to meet Roo and so thankful for all the love and care along the way!

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Comments

$1,000

Kelly

Jun 25, 2022

“We are so excited for your family!”

$100

Hidden

Jun 24, 2022

“From Yvette Pringle”

$770

Offline Donation

Jun 22, 2022

$500

Offline Donation

Jun 9, 2022

$4,000

Hidden

Jun 2, 2022

“We're so excited for you guys!! Congratulations!!”

$2,700

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Jun 2, 2022

$2,000

Offline Donation

May 31, 2022

$5,700

Offline Donation

May 26, 2022

$100

Hidden

May 22, 2022

$500

Christopher

May 15, 2022

“Thank you for your friendship and generosity and we are happy to be give to support the new addition to your family.”

$100

Hidden

May 15, 2022

“Love you already!”

$500

Kelly

May 15, 2022

“So happy for you!”

$100

Karah

May 15, 2022

“Praying for you and your family! - Josh and Karah Puckett”

$100

Hidden

May 12, 2022

$500

Ellen

May 12, 2022

“Josh and Jenny, Much love to you both and Lilla. Such exciting news!”

$2,000

Offline Donation

May 12, 2022

$50

Cherri

May 11, 2022

“God does amazing things for ordinary people. We are living proof. Congratulations.”

$30

Taylor

May 11, 2022

$20

Hidden

May 11, 2022

$20

Susan

May 11, 2022

“We love y’all so much and can’t wait to meet the little one we’ve all prayed for! ❤️❤️ Aunt Susan”

$200

Maria & Genesis

May 10, 2022

“Praying for you all and the arrival of the new addition to your family. Love you friends!”

$100

Peggy

May 9, 2022

“Can't wait to see how perfect a fit the newest Poteet will be for your family!”

$3,600

Offline Donation

Apr 26, 2022

$3,140

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Apr 25, 2022

$4,000

Offline Donation

Apr 23, 2022

$100

Hidden

Apr 21, 2022

“We love you guys and can not wait to meet the newest Poteet!”

$100

Bri and Zay

Apr 20, 2022

“Love us some Poteet babies!!!”

$570

Hidden

Apr 20, 2022

$5,000

Offline Donation

Apr 20, 2022

$100

Meagan

Apr 19, 2022

“Praying for your sweet family and this adoption journey that God has placed on your hearts! Love, Jon and Meagan Olson”

$60

Hidden

Apr 17, 2022

$500

Offline Donation

Apr 15, 2022

$100

Thomas

Apr 14, 2022

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Love you guys! Stay Strong”

$5,000

Offline Donation

Apr 14, 2022

$10

Donna

Apr 10, 2022

“Sweet Jennie, Andrew, Anthony and I are praying along side your family for this baby to come into your lives. I'm sure you have built an amazing support system, but if you want another friend who has walked this road, I would be happy to connect you with my girlfriend Tara who adopted her son several years ago through domestic infant adoption after several failed matches. You are brave and strong and God holds you in the palm of his hands.”

$20

Hidden

Apr 10, 2022

$15

Kathryn

Apr 9, 2022

“Rallying for y’all’s sweet family!”

$525

KMEE

Apr 8, 2022

$100

Jonathan

Apr 6, 2022

“Hey Poteet’s, first off thank you so much for letting me be apart of this journey with y’all! I know y’all are going to be amazing parents to what ever kiddo y’all adopt, because you are already killing that parenting thing with Lila! I just want y’all to know I’m with y’all and if y’all need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. I want to help support y’all in what ever Way possible. Anyways Keep killing it for the kingdom Poteet’s and keep raising up people and kiddos alike for his glory!”

$250

Hidden

Apr 3, 2022

$200

Jeff & Jana

Apr 3, 2022

“We are so excited for you guys and we can’t wait to meet the next Poteet! What a blessed child this will be. Prayers for your journey and the years to come raising this child up in the Lord.”

$50

Bryan

Apr 3, 2022

$200

Ross

Apr 3, 2022

“God bless you guys!”

$25

Jack

Apr 3, 2022

$25

Barbara

Mar 31, 2022

“I’m praying every little bit helps! 🙏🏻 Wishing you the best❤️”

$50

Emma

Mar 31, 2022

“Puzzle!”

$500

Bob and Sue

Mar 29, 2022

“We love you guys and this new baby already!”

$40

Erin

Mar 29, 2022

“Praying God's blessings over your growing family!!!”

$500

Hidden

Mar 29, 2022

“May you experience the power, faithfulness, and peace of God as you follow His call. Praying for the life of this precious little one - no doubt He has great plans for this baby!”

$25

Mary

Mar 29, 2022

“Praying God's richest blessings over your precious famil!”

$100

Sylvie

Mar 28, 2022

“Praying for God’s provision and guidance through this journey.”

$144

Faith/Josh/Kendra

Mar 27, 2022

$100

Karlo

Mar 27, 2022

“We will support you with our prayers. May God continue to guide you all in this journey.”

$250

Hunter and Avery

Mar 27, 2022

“Blessings from our family to yours. ❤️”

$256

Hidden

Mar 27, 2022

“Good luck, y’all!”

$40

Angela

Mar 27, 2022

“May, God bless you and your family as you go through your journey.”

$25

Mari

Mar 27, 2022

“May God bless you all! I pray that your family will be complete and happy.”

$20

Katlynn

Mar 27, 2022

$400

Joe

Mar 27, 2022

“We pray you receive a beautiful blessing from the Lord. We ask God to bless you with the patience to wait for his blessing and the strength and wisdom to nourish and grow them in the path of Jesus. Your brother and sister in Christ, Joe and Silvia”

$10

Hidden

Mar 27, 2022

“God bless!!”

$200

Kelli

Mar 27, 2022

$100

Steph

Mar 20, 2022

“Love you cuzzies! Can’t wait to see you new precious bundle!”

$25

Natalie

Mar 20, 2022

“💗”

$1,000

Hidden

Mar 10, 2022

$50

Stacy

Mar 10, 2022

“Can't wait to see what the future holds! Love the McCarthys”

$4,200

Offline Donation

Mar 10, 2022

$100

Nate and Kathleen

Mar 7, 2022

“We are so so excited for your little babe and for what God is doing in your family!”

$120

Hidden

Mar 6, 2022

“12 puzzle pieces from Team Torres”

$50

Kristen

Mar 6, 2022

“Praying for you guys! Baby blessings are coming your way! Love you! Kristen, Austin and Blakey!💕”

$100

Babette

Mar 6, 2022

“Love you already! Grandma and Grandpa”

$20

The

Mar 5, 2022

$100

Terry

Feb 25, 2022

“Such a blessing to get to be part of your journey!!!”

$102

Hidden

Feb 24, 2022

$250

Bonnie

Feb 22, 2022

“Your Mimi and PawPaw love you, and are praying for you.”

$100

Heidi and Brian

Feb 22, 2022

“We already love you Baby. We are waiting eagerly for you!”

$40

Kurt

Feb 21, 2022

“Love Kurt and Alissa”

$500

Jacky

Feb 21, 2022

“We love y’all! Praying hard! -JT & Jacky”

$100

Rachel

Feb 21, 2022

“Praying for the sweet baby that will soon make it to your arms. Love, The Edmonds”

$100

Mark and Patti

Feb 21, 2022

“Praying with you and can’t wait for your new little one to be part of your sweet family!”

$300

Delayne

Feb 21, 2022

“For this child we are all praying! Couldn’t be more excited for y’all & what God has planned. Love y’all ❤️ - The Crumpton’s”

$40

Jodi

Feb 21, 2022

“Love and miss you guys! Continuing to pray that God will provide blessings and answered prayers for your sweet family :)”

$50

Evelyn

Feb 21, 2022

“The King family is praying hard for you all and love you so much!!”

$10

Christy

Feb 21, 2022

$50

Christy

Feb 21, 2022

“The Goldsmiths feel so honored to be part of your community as we partner with you in prayer for your baby. We can’t wait to meet them!”

$20

Jennifer, Aaron and Olivia

Feb 21, 2022

“We’re praying for your sweet family!”

$1,100

Offline Donation

Feb 11, 2022

$1,000

Hidden

Feb 8, 2022

“We love ya'll so much!”

$500

PEGGY

Feb 7, 2022

“Joe and I can't think of two better people (and big sister!) to welcome a new baby into their home! God bless y'all!”

$1,030

Joseph

Feb 5, 2022

“So happy for you Josh, Jennie and Lilla. Praying that God would bless this journey for you. He has for us, but not in the way we expected. It may be in the way you expect or not, but he will bless you for walking in obedience by drawing you closer to him. Joseph”

$250

Keith

Jan 29, 2022

“We love you and know how much love your child will receive and be able to give. We are honored to be a part. The Ford's”

$250

Hidden

Jan 29, 2022

“Much love always! And more to come!”

$154

Hidden

Jan 28, 2022

“What an amazing story God is continuing to gift to you all!”

$100

Nate

Jan 16, 2022

$100

Hidden

Jan 2, 2022

“For our sweet little friend”

$500

Christy

Dec 13, 2021

“We’re so excited to see your family grow!”

$1,022

Hidden

Dec 13, 2021

“Love you guys! Praying for you.”

$4,000

Offline Donation

Dec 13, 2021

$500

Hidden

Dec 10, 2021

“We are excited to meet our new friend!”

$500

Hidden

Dec 6, 2021

$1,000

Roman

Dec 5, 2021

“Let’s get you guys that kid!!!”

$500

Raz & Danielle

Nov 30, 2021

“Raising our kids to walk with Jesus takes a village; we are thankful to have you guys in our village, and we're always here to lift your family up too. Love, Raz, Danielle & Zuri”

$25

trivett

Nov 22, 2021

$100

Laura

Nov 22, 2021

“Praying for this journey that God has placed in front of you and your family.”

$50

Stephanie

Nov 22, 2021

“Love y’all”

$25

Hidden

Nov 22, 2021

$100

Mike

Nov 22, 2021

“We are so excited for y’all! We are big fans of the Poteet Family! We will be here to support you the entire way and after!”

$50

Jeri

Nov 22, 2021

“Praying God’s peace and provision for the growing Poteet family!”

$50

Offline Donation

Nov 22, 2021