Bless baby Rennie

For: baby girl Rennie - Andy and Laura Rennie
Frederick, MD
Organizer: Andy and Laura Rennie
Bless baby Rennie (baby girl Rennie - Andy and Laura Rennie)
of $3,500 goal
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Raised by 33 donors

The Story

If you're here, you probably know our story and have been a part of our incredible community and support system after we lost two children in the past three years. We continue to mourn the loss of our precious babies and think of them daily. We have prayed countless prayers for God to ease our pain and fill our empty arms. We so long to be parents of a living child. He has answered our prayers! We are thrilled to announce that by God's grace we will adopting a baby girl. Her birth date is April 14th.

Read more about our adoption story here.
Read more about our grief story here.

We invite you to join us in this new season — a season of joy and of life! You have mourned with us, and now we invite you to rejoice with us! You can bless our family in a number of ways. Pray, friends! Pray for a smooth adoption, pray for the birth mother, pray for us. 

You can also support us financially. Your giving will go directly towards blessing our baby girl. (Bills/fees and baby needs.) 

We have been amazed to hear of the people around the world who have heard our story through word of mouth. Feel free to share our news and our fundraising page. We all join together in awe over this exciting news! 

Thank you for loving on us. Hugs!
-Andy and Laura

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 23, 2016

Posted on May 23, 2016

We are happy to share that things are moving forward with our adoption of Chloe Mae! Tomorrow we have our consent hearing, and some time next week we should get the go-ahead to move back to Maryland.

This will be our last post requesting financial help. My next update will be a blog post sharing some fun facts about our baby and what life has been like since she's joined our family. We have raised $2620 of our $3500 goal. (We've also received financial help through cash and personal checks.) Thank you all so much for your support of our adoption. We are blessed to have your prayers and experience your generosity. 

Much love,
Andy, Laura and Chloe

Posted on April 30, 2016

Posted on April 30, 2016

We are loving life with our Chloe Mae! Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to blessing our little girl (and us!) through prayers, this fundraiser and/or gifts.

We will continue this fundraiser for a while longer. Feel free to share it with friends. To put our adoption costs into perspective, our fundraising goal amount would cover the cost of our expedited home study. We also have three attorneys (ours, birth mom's and Chloe's), medical bills and a slew of other costs, such as request for clearances, driving records, TB tests, etc. (Simply getting fingerprinted cost over $100!) 

Chloe is worth every penny.

Here are a few updates on our adoption:

- The consent hearing is scheduled for the end of May -  yay!
- If interstate compact paperwork is filed quickly and addressed quickly, we *might* be able to move back to Frederick at the end of May
- Our home studies went smoothly! Now we wait for the social worker to write up her report. This report must be done quickly for us to keep our consent hearing date.

Prayer requests:
- That everything would fall into place for us to be able to leave the state BEFORE Memorial Day weekend
- That our insurance issues would be resolved quickly (long story - short story is that it's been a pain)
- For us to keep our eyes on the prize that is our sweet baby and not become overwhelmed or stressed out by the amount of money, paperwork, etc. involved in this (fantastic) adoption -- but instead trust in God's timing and His goodness

- Chloe!! She's a very easy, content baby.
- We have been super blessed by our living situation. It's hard to not be in our own home and around our friends, but my parents help with feedings, my mom cooks for us and does our laundry and Chloe always has someone eager to snuggle her.
- We've had a great relationship with Chloe's birth mother so far. Her first time meeting Chloe went well and she has sent us many kind texts assuring us of her excitement over this arrangement. 

We have often been asked whether or not we have a baby registry. We are registered at Target, Buy Buy Baby and Amazon. 

(p.s. if you've contributed to the fundraiser or sent a gift and haven't received a thank you message, please know we are SO beyond grateful for your generosity! We are happily taking every moment to snuggle our girl and enjoy this precious newborn phase. If you're nervous that we didn't receive your gift, feel free to ask. We'll do our best to get in touch at some point!)


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