Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Last Minute Adoption Update & Tax Deduction Opportunity

So many of you have left comments and encouragements and supported us this past year and I feel like so many of you have become extended family, even though I've never met you in real life!  Therefore I want to give you the same opportunity to partner with us in this adoption in every way. 

It's almost a year later than we had anticipated but we hope and pray that we are almost at the end and the beginning of our adoption journey.  The baby boy that we hope to be our son will likely be born today or tomorrow and we should be bringing him home sometime this weekend if all goes well.   The birth-mother is only 15 years old and obviously nervous, and is getting ready to make one of the hardest choices in life that I could imagine as a mother. 

So many of you have come alongside us this past year and cried with us, loved us, prayed for us, and rejoiced with us as we rode this roller coaster together.  It's not what we imagined but we pray that the Lord has been glorified in each match and that the birth-families we worked with have come into a relationship with Him as a result of their experiences.  Prayerfully this is the end of the first phase and the beginning of the second phase of our new life as a family of 4 so we wait and see what unfolds in the coming days.

Lifesong for Orphans is an agency that assists adoptive families by providing a non-profit organization through which friends & family can make tax-deductible donations.  All donations made on behalf of our family are earmarked for us and are used to pay our adoption fees at CFCA.  It's a win-win situation for everyone as the donor receives the tax deductible write-off and it lessens our financial burden of paying for an adoption. 

Here's how you can pray for us:
*Pray for peace for the birth-mother - that she would be confident to follow thru with the adoption plan.
*Pray for her mother and father as they walk their young daughter down this very adult path. 
*Pray for birth-father as he is not in the picture and plans to let his parental rights expire after 30 days.
*Pray for the health of the baby boy growing inside this birth-mom.
*Pray for the future relationship we will have with the birth-parents and their families through our open adoption.
*Pray that our family would be strengthened during this time and trust God no matter what.

Here's how you can financially support us:
1.  Visit Lifesong for Orphans here.
Click on orange button halfway down page "make a donation" to donate via PayPal.
In the description line enter Holt #1106 Adoption


2.  Send a check to Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 202 N Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744
*Make checks payable to Lifesong For Orphans and write (Holt #1106 Adoption) in the memo


Call Lifesong for Orphans directly at 309-747-3556 to make a donation via phone or with any questions.

*All donations are tax-deductible as Lifesong for Orphans is 501(c)3 tax exempt
*In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor's suggested use.

Thank you again for your prayers, encouragement and support and for sharing in this amazing part of our lives with us!  It's not how we would have planned the last year to go, but we "... know the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans for a future and a hope!" Jer. 29:11

Becca, Eric, & Kylie

1 comment:

Heather said...

I will be praying for that birth mom. I sometimes forget in the excitement that the bio mom needs prayer too. Thanks for reminding me.
Nice to meet you.