Thank you so much for taking the time to read this story! We are overjoyed to welcome a little baby girl into our family! We’d love to share the story of how this little girl entered into our family below:
This past week has been one of the busiest yet most beautiful moments our family has ever experienced! On Tuesday of this past week, we met with an expectant mom who was formulating an adoption plan for her baby girl! She interviewed us, asked us lots of questions, and shared her vision for what open adoption would be. We left that meeting feeling a strong connection to her, and we prayed that we would be able to minister to her as long as she was a part of our lives!
The very next day we found out that this expectant mom had officially chosen our family to adopt her baby girl! We were thrilled to hear that news! We were in for a SHOCK when the next sentence we heard was, “…and she’s headed to the hospital right now to have her baby!” Wow! Baby girl was coming three whole weeks early! What unexpected timing!
We immediately rushed around preparing and four hours later our bags were packed with teeny baby girl clothes and sitting by the front door! We barely slept Wednesday night as we waited the “come now” word from the hospital!
The next morning at 11:19am a teeny little baby girl was born! She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Less than 2 hours after her birth she was placed in Abigail’s arms! Abigail stayed in the hospital with her till she was discharged, and now we are all home together as a family of FIVE!
Please be praying for our family as we adjust to life as a family of FIVE! What a blessed time this is for us! Please also pray for this baby girl’s brave birth momma! Pray she would experience the peace only God can give as she heals emotionally and physically. Pray we would be able to love her and encourage her as she grieves and heals.
Please also pray for our family as we quickly need to raise the necessary funds to complete this adoption. The total costs will be $14,000, and since baby girl is already here, these funds needs to be raised very, very quickly. We are trusting that the Lord has brought us to this place and He alone will see us through these days of waiting and trusting. We’re trusting God’s plan is PERFECT & we know He works all things out for good!
We are rejoicing that we have been provided a $2,500 matching adoption grant through our church and a $1,500 matching grant by Lifesong. We are so thankful for the quick work of these two groups to expedite our applications and grant us approval and grants in less than 72 hours! Please join us in prayer for the remainder of the necessary funds to be raised soon. If you would like to partner with us in raising these funds, we would be so grateful!
Thank you so much for rejoicing with us in welcoming this little girl into our hearts and home! We are so grateful and humbled that the Lord would give us the gift that is this little girl! We pray she comes to know Him at a very early age and will spend her days serving Him!
The Waples Family
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