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. 💛
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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.
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