Thursday, August 20, 2015

Big News
  God had started this journey back in 2009. Those of you that have been around since then know the ups and downs we’ve had and the hard truths of adoption. Those of you that don’t I will give you a short summarization. We started in Africa in 2009 and that’s why we started to blog. To keep everybody in the loop. Two years into that African laws changed and we pulled out along with many others due to concerns about fraudulent behavior occurring in the African adoption process. We lost money that we had saved and worked hard for during that process. Then we switched everything over to process a domestic adoption and a couple years later we were matched with a birth mom in California. Turned out she was a con artist and scammed us (and others!) out of a lot of money. We lost $15,000 which we had raised over two years doing 6 rummage sales, bake sales, t-shirts, jewelry and donations. The woman fled and he trail was lost in Nevada. We ended up in quite a mess with the agency who refused to do their part and take responsibility. The pending legal battle would be too hard for us financially and wasn’t worth fighting emotionally.
     We have a huge heart for children and we just want to love on them. One in a half years after Gabe was born Dave gets his cancer diagnosis. Stage 4 neck/throat cancer and he was told he had 50/50 chance of surviving. Dave had three tumors removed in multiple surgeries including a brutally painful neck dissection, 30 rounds of radiation and a long road to recovery. A ton of medical bills later and Dave is a walking miracle. Healthy and full of life. We knew after the cancer that we would have a slim chance if any of getting pregnant. So we started praying about what we should do regarding more kids.
     We have always kept up our foster license with an agency in Milwaukee. We were matched again with a birth mom in 2013 but she lost the child only a week before birth. Yet another emotional disaster for us. After many long months of nothing happening in our adoption process, we were in the process of switching our foster license over to another great organization also out of Milwaukee. Then out of the blue our social worker called and said she has a mom due in two and a half weeks. It was between us and another family and we were chosen after much prayer and consideration.

(2.5 weeks..... seriously)
     
We are in need of funds quickly. We need $4,500 in 2 weeks when we get to the hospital for one half of the agency fee. In 6 months we will need another $7,500. That money is for the legal fees, licensing, final adoption and agency fees. We are trusting God on this journey.
     Thank you all for being a part of this journey with us. We are so blessed and so grateful. Thank you for all of your love and support. If just 600 people donate $20 we will make our goal and provide a loving home for a newborn baby. Please help spread the word by copying and pasting the link
www.gofundme.com/rru3xd5

     All in God’s plan. All in God’s heart. All in God’s world. Love Wins.