Those of you that have followed Little House Living for a while and know some of my back story, know that both of our boys are adopted. While doing foster care several years ago my husband and I both felt the call to adopt and we fostered and then adopted our first son in 2013.
Not long after we hoped to adopt again and in December of 2014, we adopted our second son. Both boys have been such a joy in our lives and we have been truly blessed to be their parents. They’ve come from a place of hardship and both of them continue to rise above their struggles on a daily basis. We have no doubt that adoption was how we were being asked to grow our family.
About 2 years ago we decided that our hearts were open for one more adoption and we added our names to the waiting families list in our area. We never specified a gender because we were open to any child that God would have be a part of our family, although I was secretly hoping that it might be a little girl. After so many years of blue, I was hoping that I wouldn’t be the only girl in our family forever!
At the end of April of this year, after almost 2 years of waiting and praying, we got the call that our family was chosen to adopt again. Our little girl was born on May 22nd and we were able to bring her home on June 8th. Her big brothers are quite enamored with her and they love helping to feed and care for her. We feel so blessed and honored to be chosen as her parents!
If you are at all familiar with the adoption process, you know that it comes with large expenses and fees. Over the past few years we have been diligently paying towards the adoption expenses but now that our baby is home, we are in the final 30 days of paying for the adoption and we still have quite a bit left to pay.
We wanted to share with you what we are doing for fundraisers so that if you feel called to help us, you may do so, or perhaps if you are not able you may at least be able to share this note.
Until the end of June, all profits from our Little House Living Store (from knives, ebook, Gardening Journal, etc) will go directly towards our adoption costs and attorney fees. If you would rather just donate directly, you can see our YouCaring page here. I will be adding more things to the store throughout the month so if you don’t see something you like now, please check back! We do have another order of knives coming in soon and I will be making tea this week.
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to our little family!