Bringing Home Baby # 2

For: Blake & Jessica
Organizer: Blake & Jess Adopt
Bringing Home Baby # 2 (Blake & Jessica )
of $25,000 goal
55% Complete
Raised by 63 donors

The Story

Hello family and friends!

First and foremost thanks for taking the time to check out our page! Blake and I are excited to announce that we have chosen to expand our family through domestic infant adoption again! This decision has been on our hearts for over a year, but we are excited to finally move forward. 

We are hopeful that we will be matched with an expectant birth mother soon and would greatly appreciate your prayers for her, the baby, and for us as we wait. Ivy is very excited to add a baby to the family. She seems to think that she will be getting a baby sister named Emma. We'll see about that! 

Many of you may know that adoption can be expensive and an emotional roller coaster. With private domestic adoption costs averaging $40,000++, we are asking for financial assistance! Every little bit counts; whether it is $10 or $1,000 your contribution is greatly appreciated!

If you can’t donate right now, we ask that you pray for us and our future child! It is crazy, but not impossible to think, that he/she/they could be growing in the womb as we type this! 

We have so much love to give and can't wait to share our lives with the perfect child(ren) God has in mind for our family! Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have taken the time to support us. 

God Bless,
Blake, Jess & Ivy 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 11, 2018


Posted on February 11, 2018

Family & Friends, 

We are certainly long overdue for an adoption update. We’ve had quite a bit of change taking place over the past few weeks and will be sharing about it below now that we’ve had a moment to process all of this. 

1) We’re Moving! Blake was offered and accepted a promotion in January that will be relocating our family to Mississippi in March. We will be living on the state line of MS/TN essentially about 30 minutes outside of Memphis. Blake and I did our typical 24 hour house hunt and are finishing a new construction home with a local builder in a neighborhood we loved. Ivy is referring to herself as the Mississippi Queen (thanks Blake). 

2) We’re still Adopting! Oddly enough we are in the exact same situation that we were in last time we were adopting with Blake’s promotion to GA. We are still working with our agency in SC. In the event that we do not place with a baby before we relocate in March, we will have to update a few forms once we get to MS, but will not have to redo our entire home study. We will be able to continue to work with the SC agency as well. We’re excited to see how our story unfolds with Baby # 2! In the world of adoption, your life can change drastically overnight as we learned with Ivy Grace! 

3) Your Generosity is Amazing! You all not only purchased all of our puzzle pieces, but you’ve helped us raise over $13,000 towards our adoption expenses. We are so thankful for all of you and your overwhelming generosity. We want to make sure everyone who has participated thus far or is still planning to participate can be represented in our story. We are going to do an adoption tree for this child as well like we did for Ivy. Any donations that came in after our puzzle was complete or that come in the future will be added to a leaf on this tree. We will continue to fill out the leaves with your name for every $25 donation.   

Thank you so much for your love, prayers and support! We couldn’t do it without you!  

Posted on December 11, 2017

Posted on December 11, 2017

We are excited to announce that we are officially paper pregnant! This means that we have received our final approved homestudy and it has been submitted to an agency in South Carolina! We have also been accepted into the agency’s program and are one step closer to being matched with our future child’s birth mother! We are overwhelmed with your love and support in just a month! We have about 40 pieces left in our puzzle fundraiser if you’d like to grab one!

Posted on November 9, 2017

Posted on November 9, 2017

Friends & Family! I am so excited to share with you our first real fundraising opportunity! We have decided to do a puzzle fundraiser.

Here’s how it works:

– We have created a 250 piece puzzle in hopes that family and friends interested in supporting our adoption will “purchase” all of the pieces. The pieces allow you to play a tangible role in bringing home our future child!

– We are asking for a donation of $25 per piece. You may choose to be one piece of the puzzle or several – completely up to you!

– YOUR name be will be written on the back of each piece you represent.

– When complete, the puzzle is going to be hung in our nursery as a beautiful keepsake of this adoption story we are living out. Even better, the frame will be double sided! So, we’ll be able to take it off the wall, turn it around, and point out to our child the names of all you wonderful folks that helped bring him or her home. 

– If we sell all 250 pieces, and I pray that we do, that will raise around $6,000!!! That is huge! It will cover a large portion of our daunting overall anticipated amount (which is around $30,000).  It’s so hard for me (us) to ask for money. It’s humbling and scary and convicting. But this is such a beautiful thing, such a worthy investment. It has very little to do with us; it’s so much bigger. We would love for you to join us.

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