by Jeremiah Hamlet 1 Lives Impacted
We have BIG news! We are adopting a child! We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new li...
We have BIG news!
We are adopting a child!
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. This is why we have set a goal of [20,000] to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.
We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up.
Because of the great impact and the gift Saraiah was to our family, we are adopting a baby with down syndrome from Eastern Europe. This is a God thing. Shortly after Saraiah passed away I expressed interest in someday adopting a child with DS. Jeremiah was not ready and I honestly thought he never would be. I dropped it and went forward. We got licensed for foster care to find a way to give back to other hurting children. One night I was going to sleep crying and missing my girl and felt impressed to pray that if we were meant to adopt a baby with DS that God would change my hubby's heart. In my mind I expected years to pass by before this would be a reality. Or maybe not at all. But I whispered the prayer and went to sleep. The next day I got a call from Jeremiah and on the other line he spoke the words....."what if we adopt a child with down syndrome" You guys.....God works fast! I've only witnessed this swift answer to prayer a few times in my life, but every time it has left me sobbing. This was it! 24 hours and our lives were changed. Sometimes we pray these things not expecting God to answer, but in this moment I was fully convinced that this was what God wanted. Well, we are doing this thing. We immediately discovered a little baby girl online at Reeces Rainbow that had just been listed. After combing through 200 babies, she jumped off the page..."this is the one." I knew it in my heart and called Jeremiah up feeling hopeful, but after talking to the agency we were told the chances of finding her in the system would be slim. About 20 minutes later I got an email. The agency we are with happens to be working with the facilitator from the orphanage our baby girl is in. We committed and filled out our application 24 hours later. And we are beyond excited to bring this baby girl home.