Monday, March 4, 2013

Help us Start our Family

Robyn and I have a little announcement.  For the past 6 months or so we have been going through the process of getting ourselves approved for an adoption.  I haven't mentioned it on this blog.  I didn't know exactly when it would happen, so it was easier to write about other things.  I may go back and tell that story, but today I'm asking for your help.

This past weekend our case worker let us know that we have been approved for an adoption.  They put our adoption profile on their site and we are now eligible to be chosen by birth parents for the blessing of taking one of Heavenly Father's children into our home.

Here's where we need your help.  We have made this a matter of much prayer and fasting.  We strongly believe that it is the Lord's will that we begin our family in this way.  However, we need help getting the word out.   Please share this post or just our adoption profile (or both, if you like).  Please share them on Facebook.  Please tweet them.  Please blog them.  Please pin them.  Please send them by text message, carrier pigeon, sky writing, smoke signal, message in a bottle or any other method you can imagine.  (Notice they are listed in order of effectiveness.  We would prefer a Facebook share over a message in a bottle.  But we'll take what we can get.)

You never know who in your life might be contemplating the difficult decision of adoption.  So please help us get the word out to as many people as possible.  It may be someone you know.  It may be a friend of yours that sees this and thinks of someone they know.  The more eyes we can get in front of, the better chances we have.

Unfortunately, I can't offer you anything tangible in return for helping us.  I can just say that life is a miracle.  Adoption has 2 different miracles involved.  There is the miracle that is inherent in every birth, and there is the miracle that connects us with the birth mother who will change our family forever.  I offer you the opportunity to be a part of a double miracle.

Aren't we just too cute to not share?

If you know someone who is interested, here are some links to get to know us better.  (Note: The first 3 are just different parts of our adoption profile at itsaboutlove.org)
1. Our letter
2. Our photo album
3. Our Getting to Know Us section
4. Our Family Blog (A blog Robyn started with the specific purpose of being a place where prospective birth mothers could get to know us better.)

Thank you so much for helping us!  We are so excited to bring a little one into our home.  We also look forward to making a birth family part of our extended family.

6 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for this post. I'm pretty sure it's your first post that has made me tear up. :) I'm not a facebook sharer, but I will share this. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and praying for a miracle for you and Robyn.

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  2. I can't wait to meet the little spirit that is out there somewhere and meant to come to your family!

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  3. I will definitely send out my carrier pigeons for two of the greatest people i know (and Facebook posts, blog, etc...)

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  4. Thank you all for your kind words and especially for sharing.

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